Not Voting On Patriot Act: Rep. Richard Hanna, (R-24)
Utica, NY (WIBX) - Congressman Richard Hanna, (R-24) was one of 9 members of Congress who did not cast a vote last night to extend the expiring provisions of the Patriot Act. The Act made into law in 2004, following the 2001 September 11th terrorists attacks, gave the federal government access to the business records of individuals and anyone deemed a terrorists. The Act also allows federal law enforcement agencies to use roving wiretaps to go after suspected terrorists. House Republicans fell seven votes short of continuing the Counter Terrorism Law set to expire in December.