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Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Of 2015 October 21, 2015
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"The Judiciary Committee was prevented from considering this bill even though it contains numerous provisions that affect matters squarely within our jurisdiction. First and foremost, the bill creates a framework of information sharing that could severely undermine Americans’ privacy. The bill also overrides all existing law to provide broad liability protections for any company that shares information with the government. It also overrides important privacy laws such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, ECPA, and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, FISA, over which the Judiciary Committee has long exercised jurisdiction. CISA even amends the Freedom of Information Act, FOIA, and creates new exemptions from disclosure."
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—Continued June 1, 2015
Mitch McConnell, R-KY
"Madam President, it is time to get the job done on FISA. It is time to get the job done."
Usa Freedom Act June 1, 2015
Mitch McConnell, R-KY
"Mr. President, last night the Senate voted to advance the House-passed FISA bill. We will have a vote on that legislation as soon as we can. On our way there, we should take some commonsense steps to ensure the new system envisioned by that legislation—a system we would soon have to rely upon to keep our country safe—will, in fact, actually work. The amendments filed last night would help do just that."
Remembering Beau Biden June 1, 2015
Bill Nelson, D-FL
"Mr. President, I wish to speak about the FISA bill, but before I do, I want to express what is in every one of our hearts—our grieving with the Joe Biden family. That family has had more than its share of tragedy, but what it has produced is, in the case of Beau Biden, an extraordinary public servant who served his country not only by elected office but by serving in uniform as well."

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