We all probably know that section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act will sunset at the end of this year. What you may not know is that people have been working hard in the Senate to make sure that it doesn’t. The ACLU is reporting that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence approved legislation which will expand and reauthorize sunsetting parts of the USAPA. Declan McCullagh has a few more details. The bill [pdf] should be heading to the Senate floor. Now might be a good time to contact your elected representative.