TODAY   |  March 25, 2014

President plans to limit NSA’s phone call records

Senior officials confirm that President Obama is proposing to end controversial bulk data collection. NBC’s White House correspondent Peter Alexander reports.

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>> reporter: and separately, new information on the topic of the nsa's controversial telephone data collection program. senior officials confirmed that the president is proposing that the government no longer collect phone records. the "new york times" is today reporting that president obama 's recommending that the data should be held by the phone companies. but officials tell nbc news, it's still up to congress to approve any new solution. and until congress changes the law, savannah, officials say the government will continue to collect that data.

>> all right. peter alexander , traveling with the president this morning, thank you.