Sen. Ron Wyden Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and three other senators have taken up the charge of surveillance reform, announcing on Thursday afternoon their plans to introduce new legislation that would put a halt to the bulk metadata collection program and implement Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) reform, among other changes.

At a press conference, Wyden said he intended to introduce the new bill Thursday evening, but its full text has not yet been made public. However, a Wyden spokesperson made a description of the Intelligence Oversight and Surveillance Reform Act available to Ars, and we’ve posted it here. “If you had told me six months ago that someone would come up to me in the barber shop and talk to me about the [FISC], I would have said, ‘Yeah right,’” Wyden said in the press conference, with two other Democrats and one Republican senator at his side. 2     

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