A year ago in November, the USA Freedom Act did not have enough support to pass. This Act at that time was philibusted and failed in the Senate. The Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch Mcconnell even said that the policies of the President and that the USA Freedom Act would weaken America's ability to protect itself. My response to this is why would the USA Freedom Act weaken America when the people of America can't even protect their own rights from those they put in power through election?
Fortunately, this bill would ultimately pass with a simple majority, 67 in favor, and 32 against. President Obama has also tweeted out how he will "sign as soon as I [he] gets it". I believe this is a step in the right direction in terms government transparancy with the public.