The Senate passed the USA Freedom Act on Thursday, giving President Donald Trump the chance to sign the legislation into law.
The USA Freedom bill would extend the government’s authority to collect information from all Americans without a warrant, and make it easier to share it with the government.
It would also extend a program that allows the government to collect private data about Americans that the government does not have to.
The House of Representatives passed the bill with a vote of 218-206 on Thursday night.
The Senate will likely vote on the bill this week.
Trump has repeatedly criticized the surveillance program as unconstitutional, and called for the end of it in a tweet last week.
The government has not disclosed the number of Americans who have been targeted by the program.
On Friday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tweeted that the Senate should act now to end the surveillance.
Paul has called on Congress to do so, arguing that the bill would “encourage other states to move ahead with mass surveillance, not stop it.”
The White House has not commented on the legislation, though a spokesperson said the administration was “deeply disappointed” in the House vote.
Paul told reporters after the vote that he will ask for the USA FREEDOM Act to be reauthorized and the Senate to pass it in the next few days.
“I’m very disappointed in the Senate vote,” Paul said.
“This bill would have allowed this to continue for many years.”
The USA Freedom act has been a major sticking point for the Trump administration.
The bill would allow the government, through Section 215 of the Patriot Act, to collect data on Americans without warrants, and to make it possible for the government and private companies to share data without warrants.
The legislation would also have expanded the governments ability to track down communications without a court order.
The House version of the bill, which is the same that passed the Senate, would have expanded this provision to allow the federal government to search a suspect’s emails, search their cellphones, and conduct searches of their social media accounts.
Trump signed the USA Patriot Act into law on Jan. 6, 2017, in the Rose Garden.
The measure was meant to help the government prevent terrorists from obtaining weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.
The Obama administration initially opposed the legislation because of its broad interpretation of the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures, and because it would have extended the government surveillance powers to private companies that the Justice Department and the FBI had said were not cooperating with the law.
Congress passed the legislation in 2014, and it was approved by both chambers in 2017.
However, both chambers have since passed legislation that allows some of the surveillance programs to continue.