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Regarding H.R. 5631, H.R. 4992 And H.R. 5119 July 15, 2016
Chris Van Hollen, D-MD
"According to the IAEA, which conducts thorough, systematic and regular evaluations of Iran’s nuclear energy activities, Iran is complying with its obligations under the JCPOA. The core of the Arak plutonium reactor was dismantled and destroyed, 19,000 centrifuges were put under close IAEA surveillance and 98 percent of Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium was removed out of the country. As long as Iran continues to fulfill its commitments, it is important that the U.S. not jeopardize the accord by abandoning its own. That is why these bills are so reckless."
Intelligence Authorization Bill June 27, 2016
Ron Wyden, D-OR
"The reality is that getting access to somebody’s Web browsing history is almost like spying on their thoughts. This level of surveillance absolutely ought to come with court oversight. As I have spelled out tonight, that is possible in two separate ways. There is the traditional approach with getting a warrant. Then under section 102, which I wrote as part of the USA FREEDOM Act, the government can get information when there is an emergency and come back later after the fact and settle."
Commerce, Justice, Science, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Continued June 23, 2016
John Cornyn, R-TX
"What is so important about this is that it is not a grant of access to content. That requires a showing of probable cause in a court of law, consistent with the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But unfortunately, yesterday, the one tool that might have given the FBI some additional information that might have triggered a further investigation, might have kept Mateen on one of these lists, which would have heightened the surveillance and the investigation of this person—it didn’t happen."
Commerce, Justice, Science, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 June 21, 2016
Barbara Mikulski, D-MD
"You see, I am from the school of thought—along with, I know, the ranking member of the Committee on Armed Services, also a member of the Committee on Appropriations—that the defense of the Nation and the protection of its people doesn’t rely only on the Department of Defense. There are also other muscular ways of protecting it, some of which are, first of all, response and surveillance and so on in existing, constitutionally allowed authorities and giving more money to the FBI to operate under the law as we have currently defined it."
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 June 14, 2016
Nita Lowey, D-NY
"A great deal of good elsewhere in the bill is overshadowed by this failure. I thank the chairman for his work to increase cybersecurity operations by nearly $1 billion; invest in the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance resources combat commanders clamor for; provide strong, bipartisan support for our allies in the Middle East; and finance important health initiatives that help warfighters and their families."

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