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In Opposition To H.R. 2685, The Department Of Defense Appropriation For Fiscal Year 2016 June 23, 2015
Chris Van Hollen, D-MD
"Despite my opposition to the overall legislation, I was pleased that a bipartisan amendment introduced by Rep. Massie and Rep. Lofgren to limit funding for many backdoor programs within Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act passed. I also support the increased 2.3 percent pay raise for our troops and their families. Finally, I support the inclusion of full funding of the President’s request for U.S.-Israel Iron Dome missile defense program."
Usa Freedom Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed—Continued May 31, 2015
Martin Heinrich, D-NM
"I will be honest. The current USA FREEDOM Act isn’t what I consider perfect. For example, I prefer that it include strong reform of section 702 collection, but I accept that circumstances require us to be pragmatic, require us to govern and move forward and to work with one another in both parties to find compromise. That is what the USA FREEDOM Act is. It is a product of bipartisan compromise."
Usa Freedom Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed May 31, 2015
Rand Paul, R-KY
"This is the tip of the iceberg. They are collecting records through Executive order. They are collecting records through section 702. People say: How will we protect ourselves without these programs? What about using the Constitution? What about using judicial warrants? About the Tsarnaev boy, the Boston Bomber, they say: How will we look at his phone records? Get a warrant. Put his name on it. You can get a warrant. There is no reason in the world—the guy had already bombed us. Do you think anybody was going to turn down a warrant? We should have gotten a warrant before."
Congress Must Address Section 702 Of The Fisa Amendments Act May 21, 2015
Ted Poe, R-TX
"But there is more. There is another law. The FISA Amendments Act of 2008, section 702, allows the seizure, without a warrant, of the content of emails, text messages, and phone calls by our government. Congress must address this, as it has addressed section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. It also allows, under 702, the backdoor search; in other words, NSA can go into Google and seize information about Americans without a warrant."
Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations The Right To Appeal Act May 21, 2015
Al Franken, D-MN
"Now, look, to get the broad, bipartisan support we needed, Senator Heller and I had to compromise a great deal. We didn’t get everything we wanted when we initially negotiated our provisions last year, and we had to compromise further still this year, particularly with regard to government reporting under section 702, which authorizes the collection, for intelligence purposes, of communications of foreign persons abroad. I am disappointed the bill doesn’t include all of the requirements we agreed on last year and that were included in the Senate bill last Congress, which had 58 votes."

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