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Kennedy alone in delegation with vote backing NSA

US Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III, the only member of the Massachusetts House delegation to vote against legislation curtailing the government’s data snooping power, said Thursday he would be “adamant” in advocating for increased congressional oversight of such programs.

Kennedy said he thought the compressed debate on Wednesday evening over an amendment to a defense appropriations bill was not the right venue for consideration of the issue, “pitting national security against civil liberties.”

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