Schiff, Flake, Offer Bipartisan Amendment to Address Concerns Over the President's Domestic Surveillance Program
Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Congressman Jeff Flake (R-AZ), members of the House Judiciary Committee, will offer an amendment in the House Rules Committee later today to address the President's domestic surveillance program. If the Rules Committee makes the amendment in order, it will be considered on the House Floor tomorrow during debate on the Intelligence Authorization Act (H.R. 5020).
"Current law allows the Administration the ability to ensure that all American's right to privacy is protected while obtaining wiretaps in a timely and confidential manner through a proper court of law," said Rep. Schiff. "When Congress said the Administration must get court approval for domestic surveillance, we meant it. If the law needs to be revised to meet new challenges in the war on terrorism, the Administration should come to Congress and make the case for statutory change."
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