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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Wednesday asked Democratic leadership to hold...
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Kevin Owen McCarthyJustice says it will recommend Trump veto FISA bill McCarthy urges Democrats to pull surveillance bill The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Major space launch today; Trump feuds with Twitter MORE (R-Calif.) on Wednesday asked Democratic leadership to hold off on a vote on the reauthorization of three expired surveillance programs.

"I've asked the Democrats to hold this bill up for two different reasons," the California lawmaker said in an appearance on "Fox & Friends."

McCarthy said that the bill should be held over concerns about proxy voting and allegations that former President Obama used the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to spy on American politicians.

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The push from the Republican leader to hold off on the bill leaves little time for Democratic leadership to make a decision; the surveillance bill is set to be on the House floor later in the day.

The Hill has reached out to spokespeople for Speaker Nancy Pelosi Nancy PelosiMcCarthy urges Democrats to pull surveillance bill The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Major space launch today; Trump feuds with Twitter How lawmaker ties helped shape Fed chairman's COVID-19 response MORE (D-Calif.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Steny Hamilton HoyerLawmakers urge Trump to cancel DC's July 4 event: 'Impossible to put on safely' McCarthy urges Democrats to pull surveillance bill Pelosi blasts House Republicans over lawsuit to halt proxy voting: 'Sad stunt' MORE (D-Md.) for comments on McCarthy's request.

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