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Dustin Volz

Dustin Volz Dustin Volz is a staff correspondent for National Journal covering tech policy. His work has previously appeared in The Washington Post, The Center for Public Integrity, and The Arizona Republic. Dustin is a graduate of Arizona State University and a publisher of Downtown Devil, a hyper-local news site serving the downtown Phoenix community. Before arriving at National Journal, Dustin spent nine months teaching English at a high school in Indonesia through a Fulbright scholarship.
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The Presidential Contender that Would Dismantle NSA Spying.

May 2, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Bernie Sanders is running for president for many reasons, and you're going to hear about a lot of them on the campaign trail. Income inequality. Campaign finance reform. Universal health care and climate change. But quietly—at least relative to his wonk-laden sermons on economic populism—Sanders has for years also been ...

President Bernie Sanders Would Dismantle NSA Spying

May 1, 2015 Bernie Sanders is running for president for many reasons, and you're going to hear about a lot of them on the campaign trail. Income inequality. Campaign finance reform. Universal health care and climate change. But quietly—at least relative to his wonk-laden sermons on economic populism—Sanders has for years also been ...

House Advances Bill to Limit NSA Spying

April 30, 2015 A House committee advanced major legislation Thursday that would effectively end the National Security Agency's bulk vacuuming of American phone records, a lurch forward for surveillance reform that comes as key spying authorities are a month away from expiring. The House Judiciary Committee passed the USA Freedom Act without amendments ...

With Patriot Act Deadline Closing In, House Advances Bill to Limit NSA Spying

April 30, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A House committee advanced major legislation Thursday that would effectively end the National Security Agency's bulk vacuuming of American phone records, a lurch forward for surveillance reform that comes as key spying authorities are a month away from expiring. The House Judiciary Committee passed the USA Freedom Act without amendments ...

The Senate Is Finally Getting Serious About Slaying Patent Trolls

April 29, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Patent reform is back in the Senate, and it's going to be tougher for Harry Reid to get in the way this time. Seven members of the Senate Judiciary Committee—including Majority Whip John Cornyn and Chuck Schumer, the No. 3 Democrat—unveiled legislation Wednesday that would overhaul several aspects of the ...

Senate and House Bills Would Effectively End NSA Mass Surveillance

April 28, 2015 Bipartisan lawmakers in both chambers of Congress are introducing mirror legislation on Tuesday that would roll back a cornerstone of the National Security Agency's domestic-surveillance authority, congressional staffers close to the negotiations say. The bills would effectively end the spy agency's bulk collection of U.S. phone records, the first and ...

Senate and House Bills Would Effectively End NSA Mass Surveillance

April 28, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Bipartisan lawmakers in both chambers of Congress are introducing mirror legislation on Tuesday that would roll back a cornerstone of the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance authority, congressional staffers close to the negotiations say. The bills would effectively end the spy agency's bulk collection of U.S. phone records, the first ...

Rand Paul Is Suddenly Quiet About Ending the NSA's Domestic Surveillance

April 24, 2015 If Rand Paul is upset by Mitch McConnell's fast-track push to extend the Patriot Act and preserve government mass surveillance, he's not saying so. The Republican presidential candidate loves to bash the National Security Agency's spying powers. He has pledged to end the NSA's bulk collection of U.S. call data ...

Why Rand Paul is Suddenly Silent about NSA Surveillance

April 24, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If Rand Paul is upset by Mitch McConnell's fast-track push to extend the Patriot Act and preserve government mass surveillance, he's not saying so. The Republican presidential candidate loves to bash the National Security Agency's spying powers. He has pledged to end the NSA's bulk collection of U.S. call data ...

House Lawmakers Float Bill to End NSA Mass Surveillance

April 23, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An influential bipartisan group of House lawmakers is set to reintroduce legislation Thursday that would rein in the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance authorities, a push that comes nearly two years after the Edward Snowden disclosures rocked the intelligence community, National Journal has learned. The bill would effectively end the ...