Surveillance

Lawmakers Introduce Surveillance Reform Package

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

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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.