The House dug its heels in over granting retroactive immunity to law breaking telecoms. Already the Republican National Committee s engaging in partisan attacks saying that failure to pass retrommunity is endangering Americans. This was expected and usual. This should not be a partisan issue in fact it isn't, many Democrats are willing to betray your privacy too.
The crux of the issue is whether the government needs a warrant to spy on you. Right now, they don't but can instead simply tell someone else to spy on you, and grant them absolution later.