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Unfinished Business September 18, 2014
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"When the Senate returns in November, I will continue to urge swift consideration and passage of the USA FREEDOM Act of 2014, S.2685. This is a bipartisan bill that makes important reforms to the government’s surveillance authorities, while providing the intelligence community the operational flexibility it needs to keep our country safe. That is why the bill is supported not only by the Director of National Intelligence and the Attorney General but also by a broad coalition of privacy and civil liberties groups, the technology industry, and Members of Congress from across the political spectrum. There is no excuse for not considering it in November. If Senators want to vote against the bill, they have every right to do so, but the American public deserves to know where we stand on the issue of the bulk collection of innocent Americans’ phone records, and the intelligence community deserves some measure of predictability and certainty."
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 September 18, 2014
Tom Coburn, R-OK
"We have a mess in the Middle East today. Sitting on the Intelligence Committee and sitting on Homeland Security, I don’t disagree we ought to be involved in terms of going after ISIS, but I think we ought to recognize that we created the problem in the first place. We created the vacuum that allowed that to flourish."
Tribute To Letitia A. Long September 17, 2014
Dianne Feinstein, D-CA
"It gives me great pleasure to speak publicly about Director Long, who has not only had an exemplary and distinguished career spanning 36 years in the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense, but who is someone I have gotten to know on a personal level."
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 September 17, 2014
Howard McKeon, R-CA
"I want to thank Mr. Thornberry. He has been my vice chairman, sidekick, for the last couple of years, carried a heavy load. He is a vice chairman of the committee, but he is also chairman of a subcommittee and also serves on the Intelligence Committee and a strong, strong Member, as you can see. He did a great job of explaining the bill, laying it all out in summary form after this long debate."
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 September 16, 2014
Chris Gibson, R-NY
"Well, first of all, we always reserve the right to act in self-defense. If we learn of specific intelligence that the enemy is preparing, planning an attack on us, we always reserve that right. We will take action to protect our people. But, as the President reported when he spoke to the American people last week, the intelligence community, we do not have that specific intelligence at this moment that they are going to be able to strike our country. So then the question occurs again: What is the smartest way to deal with this threat?"

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