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Rep. Rosendale Votes Against FISA Reauthorization to Protect Americans’ Privacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) voted against H.R. 7888, The Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act, which reauthorized the use of The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). He voted against the legislation after an amendment to the bill that would protect the Fourth Amendment and shield Americans from warrantless searches by the FBI and the greater intelligence community failed.

You can see his full remarks by clicking on the picture below:

“What we witnessed today was a complete violation of the trust of the American people,” said Rep. Rosendale. “Congress just passed an expansion of FISA, which is supposed to be the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, but they turned it on its head so that they can conduct surveillance on American citizens. We've actually had the FBI admit to 260,000 violations of this surveillance act, and it continues on. And today, as we tried to pass an amendment to require the surveillance community to get warrants before they conducted these types of operations on American citizens, Congress killed the amendment, and then they just passed the bill.”