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Congress APPROVES extension of Patriot Act provisions (279-143)

Total Yeas only went up 2 votes but this round only took a simple majority to pass, can someone explain why?

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J. Amash explained it to me

They voted after it failed to reintroduce it under a closed rule. Which meant small debate, no amendments, and only a simple majority.

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