REP. LIEU LEADS LETTER TO HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ON FISA SECTION 702 REFORM

March 14, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON: Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) – along with 11 fellow Members of Congress – has sent a letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes asking him to consider reforming FISA’s controversial Section 702 to help ensure that the activities of United States intelligence agencies do not violate the constitutional rights of the American people.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu and his Congressional colleagues write:

“Since its inception, FISA’s Section 702 has too often been used as a vehicle to engage in activities violating the Fourth Amendment rights of Americans. As you are well aware, Section 702 authority will expire at the end of the current year. We strongly believe that it should not be reauthorized without significant reforms to protect the constitutional rights of American citizens…We urge you to join us in reforming the law to ensure that the activities of our intelligence agencies do not violate our constitutional rights.”

FULL TEXT OF THE LETTER CAN BE FOUND HERE.

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