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Entry Title Date
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015 June 26, 2014
Chris Van Hollen, D-MD
"Despite my overall opposition to this legislation, I was happy that a bipartisan amendment offered by Rep. Lofgren was adopted that would limit funding for many backdoor programs within Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. This was a provision that was initially in the USA Freedom Act before being stripped in its final passage and would prevent the NSA from being able to search government databases for foreign communications content of American citizens without a warrant. The passage of this amendment will strengthen the privacy and civil liberties of all Americans. Today’s bill also continues to address the problem of sexual assault in the military and fully funds the President’s request for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Programs."
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015 June 23, 2014
Rush Holt, D-NJ
"One of the predictions I and others made in 2008 when Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act became law was that NSA would misuse the law for the “reverse targeting” of Americans’ communications while collecting against foreigners. As we now know, that is exactly what happened, and those communications—billions of phone calls, emails, text messages and the like—sit on National Security Agency servers, available for search without a warrant. This amendment would bar the NSA from using any funds in this act to conduct any warrantless search of stored communications of Americans collected under Sec. 702 of FISA, thus protecting the privacy and Constitutional rights of all Americans."
Usa Freedom Act May 23, 2014
Mike Rogers, R-MI
"Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by thanking Chairman Goodlatte, Mr. Sensenbrenner, the other Judiciary Committee sponsors, and Leader Cantor for all of their hard work coming to a compromise with the Intelligence Committee that enacts meaningful change to FISA while preserving operational capabilities."
Usa Freedom Act May 22, 2014
Michael Honda, D-CA
"The bill was a good step toward balancing security and privacy, but this amendment does not. It leaves open the possibility that bulk surveillance could still continue, and it no longer protects the public through a special advocate in the FISA Court."
Providing For Further Consideration Of H.R. 4435, Howard P. “Buck” Mckeon National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2015; And Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3361, Usa Freedom Act May 21, 2014
J. Forbes, R-VA
"National security and international terrorism investigation will now be conducted on a case-by-case basis, using specific selection terms and with permission from the FISA court, thereby ending the vacuuming up of data by the NSA."

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