House leaders strike deal to renew FISA law

House leaders have struck a bipartisan deal to renew a set of expiring surveillance tools — giving a huge boost to efforts to extend the law five days before the deadline.

Senior aides for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) have been negotiating after it became clear that committee leaders in both parties weren’t going to come together on a proposal to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ahead of the March 15 expiration date.