USA PATRIOT Act, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, September 22, 2009   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the opening statement of Jerrold Nadler: "Today's hearing gives the Members of the Committee the opportunity to review the USA PATRIOT Act, three provisions of which are scheduled to expire later this year. These three provisions-- dealing with roving wiretap authority; expansion of definition of an agent of a foreign power to include so-called lone wolfs; and section 215, which allows the government to obtain business records using an order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, or FISA, Court--have aroused a great deal of controversy and concern. While some have argued that each of these authorities remain necessary tools in the fight against terrorism and that they must be extended without any modifications, others have counseled careful review and modification. Some have even urged that we allow some or all of these authorities to sunset." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jerrold Nadler, F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., John Conyers, Jr., Lamar Smith, Todd M. Hinnen, Suzanne E. Spaulding, Thomas B. Evans, Jr., Kenneth L. Wainstein, and Michael German.

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Serial No. 111-35
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