One Step Closer: Senate Ready to Debate Patriot Act Extension

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    The Senate votes to avoid a filibuster, opening debate in a procedural vote on an extension of the Patriot Act.

    FOX News Radio’s Steve Taylor reports from Washington…

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    Before the vote, the merits of the extension were a matter up for debate.

    Montana Democrat Jon Tester says he’s a “no” vote…

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    Iowa Republican Senator Charles Grassley says he wants to see these provisions made permanent…

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    But in the end…

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    Amendments will be voted on in the coming days.

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