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Entry Title Date
Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations The Right To Appeal Act May 21, 2015
Al Franken, D-MN
"Mr. President, I rise today to speak in support of the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015. I am a proud cosponsor of this bicameral, bipartisan bill which brings much-needed reform to the Federal Government’s surveillance programs, including an end to the bulk data collection program that the intelligence community has said is not necessary, that the public has said they don’t support, and that the Second Circuit has ruled as unlawful. "
Benghazi Attack May 21, 2015
Lynn Westmoreland, R-GA
"In addition, hundreds of pages of emails never before seen by Congress have been produced by the White House. The Department of Justice and the intelligence community have also produced documents never before seen by Congress."
Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations The Right To Appeal Act May 20, 2015
Rand Paul, R-KY
"I think the vast majority of the intelligence community, as are the vast majority of policemen, good people. They are trying to do what is best for the country. They are patriotic people, and they are really trying to do what is necessary within the confines of the law."
Usa Freedom Act May 19, 2015
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"I did not want our intelligence community to face a period of uncertainty leading up to the sunset, and I also didn’t want the American people to have billions of their phone records stocked away in a government database any longer—especially as we have seen, in the case of Edward Snowden, just how insecure that database can be."
Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations The Right To Appeal Act—Continued May 19, 2015
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"We also—as the Senator from Utah and others have said—have a unanimous decision from a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit, which declared the current program illegal. We can pass the bill, the USA FREEDOM Act, which passed in the House. It means that both sides have given a lot to get there. We ought to pass it in this body at some point—maybe when the trade legislation and the highway bill are completed, we should just take the USA FREEDOM Act up and pass it. If there are questions once it has gone into effect, we can always come back and make other changes to the law, but we ought to pass this legislation and at least give some stability to our intelligence community. The Director of National Intelligence and the Attorney General have said they support it, and we ought to accept it and go forward. The USA FREEDOM Act takes care of the questions of the courts and we should pass it."

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