They tried to pass it through again quickly and it was prevented.
Fix the PATRIOT Act
On February 8, the House of Representatives rejected a fast-track reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act. Members of Congress from both parties bucked the establishment to assert Congress's responsibility to check and balance the executive branch. Two weeks before the vote, BORDC organized a grassroots lobby day, organizing supporters from across the country to visit Capitol Hill and share with members of Congress original research and compelling evidence of transpartisan grassroots PATRIOT Act opposition. Volunteers from BORDC and allied groups delivered this message to more than 170 congressional offices.
BORDC supports re-introduction and passage of the JUSTICE Act, which would fix many of the PATRIOT Act's abuses of civil liberties and restore constitutional rights. President Obama himself echoed our concerns only three years ago."
Find out who your reps and congressmen/women are and write or call them. This time its very serious. And its very worth it in this particular instance to do this. Obviously, people are hip now due to them rejecting the fast track attempt at getting it passed again.