Looks like the proposal could become a Christmas tree with everybody’s desire to pin all kinds of bells and whistles on the effort.
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President Obama’s proposal to end government collection of Americans’ phone records is expected to face a rocky path on Capitol Hill as lawmakers and pressure groups disagree on details and the scope of NSA reform.

The White House proposal, unveiled last week after months of lobbying from spy agency leaders, tech companies and privacy advocates, is sure to come under fire as it heads to Congress.

“I think working through all those things, and given the president’s general reluctance to weigh in very heavily on this issue, means that things are going to be tough to move forward,” said Gary Schmitt, co-director of the conservative American Enterprise Institute’s security studies center.

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