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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the House reached a bipartisan agreement to reauthorize FISA:
“Democrats are pleased to have reached this strong, bipartisan FISA agreement, which strikes the balance between protecting Americans’ security and their civil liberties. We salute the leadership of Chairman Jerry Nadler and Chairman Adam Schiff on this important agreement.
“This agreement updates our laws to keep the American people safe, including:
• placing new limitations on surveillance authorities while ensuring that our intelligence and law enforcement have necessary tools;
• strengthening the integrity of the FISA process by increasing transparency and accountability;
• expanding involvement of the court-appointed amicus curiae in FISA cases; and
• increasing the power of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) to pursue its mission to protect Americans’ privacy.
“Tomorrow, the House will bring this bill to the Floor, where we expect a strong and bipartisan vote.”
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