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Entry Title Date
Carlin Confirmation April 8, 2014
Dianne Feinstein, D-CA
"The National Security Division is also important because it reviews and approves requests to the FISA Court for surveillance authorities."
Tribute To Kathleen Rice February 26, 2014
Saxby Chambliss, R-GA
"Kathleen is a recognized legislative wizard. When negotiations have stalled, it is usually Kathleen who comes up with the textual solution that provides the basis for a practical and effective bipartisan compromise—a valuable skill that unfortunately has been in short supply on the Hill in recent memory. In addition to cyber, she has been a key staff contributor to the process of passing and enacting the committee’s annual intelligence authorization bills. Her expertise on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was invaluable during the negotiation and enactment of the Protect America Act of 2007, the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, Public Laws 111-141 and 112-14, extension of certain expiring FISA sunsets, and the FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012. She routinely monitors the legislative calendar to ensure that pending legislation does not negatively impact intelligence community activities and operations. She also works closely with the Members and staff of other committees on all issues related to national security."
Repealing Section 403 Of The Bipartisan Budget Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed February 10, 2014
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"Although the program is ongoing, some preliminary and positive changes are underway. Just last week, the Director of National Intelligence announced that the FISA Court has approved procedures under which the government will seek approval by a FISA Court judge before querying these phone records—absent a true, almost instantaneous kind of an emergency. The President has directed the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence to develop alternatives to the section 215 phone records program and report back to him at the end of next month. That is progress but only some progress. It is not enough. It is not going to be enough to just reform the government’s bulk phone records collection program."
Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Act January 15, 2014
Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-NJ
"In addition, the bill prohibits targeting a U.S. person under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and bars the acquiring, monitoring, or storing of the electronic communications of a U.S. person from a public service provider under section 501 of FISA;"
Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act—Motion To Proceed January 8, 2014
Barbara Mikulski, D-MD
"I also supported transparency to make sure that those NSA programs are accountable and as transparent as they can be. That doesn’t mean we reveal the secrets of the United States. Joining with Senators Wyden, Udall, and Heinrich, I have introduced an amendment to make the secret FISA court opinions were publicly available under certain circumstances."

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