KFBB: Tester Votes Against Patriot Act Extension, Which Senate Passes Overwhelmingly

The controversial Patriot Act was on the table tonight in D.C.

Senator Jon Tester was one of only a handful of senators opposing the extension of the law for three months.

Tester is a longtime critic of the Patriot Act, which gives the government broad power to collect information like personal library records.

The act was created as a measure to combat terrorism.

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