Lawmakers Introduce Surveillance Reform Package

Would prohibit bulk record collection, install an advocate to argue before FISC


To restore the constitutional liberties that have been eroded by invasive surveillance and end secret interpretations of the law that vastly exceed the intent of Congress, a bipartisan group of lawmakers including Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have introduced legislation to reform domestic surveillance laws and the secret surveillance court.

The Intelligence Oversight and Surveillance Reform Act will prohibit bulk collection of Americans' records, shield Americans from warrantless searches of their communications and install a constitutional advocate to argue significant cases before the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court.

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  1. We’ve already got a ‘reform package’; A-4.

  2. Good first step, if it can get passed without getting gutted. Perhaps if it does pass, then we can begin to ratchet back the surveillance state.

    1. Only the parts that are at all public.

  3. my buddy’s half-sister makes ,$77, every hour on the computer. She has been unemployed for 8 months but last month her income was ,$21889, just working on the computer for a few hours. Check Out Your URL….

  4. It is too late. This law, even if passed (doubtful) will be given lip service by the intelligence community, and promptly ignored in practice. Don’t believe me? OK, let’s say that this law passes. I will bet a large amount of money that the new facility in Utah being built to hold all these phone records still gets built.

    1. I agree. It is too late. Former NSA official and whistleblower, William Binney, stated on ‘Democracy Now’ in April 2012 that the NSA has already intercepted and stored the emails of virtually every US citizen. The FBI has access to all data collected by the NSA; phone records, emails, internet browsing history, etc. In effect, the 4th Amendment has been obliterated.

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