Goodlatte, Conyers, Sensenbrenner, Nadler on One Year Anniversary of the USA Freedom Act

Jun 2, 2016 Issues: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights

Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), and Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) issued the following joint statement on the one year anniversary of the enactment of the USA Freedom Act:
“One year has passed since the enactment of the USA Freedom Act and the law is working.  This strong, bipartisan law has ended bulk collection of data by government intelligence and law enforcement agencies, strengthened Americans’ civil liberties protections, increased transparency for both American businesses and the government, and provided national security officials with new, targeted tools to keep America safe. While the passage of this law was a significant accomplishment for both Americans’ civil liberties and national security, we will continue to aggressively keep watch to make sure it continues to be administered as Congress intended."

Learn more about the USA Freedom Act here.