Modernization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Hearing Before the Select Committee on Intelligence of the United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, May 1, 2007   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the opening statement of John D. Rockefeller, IV: "The Select Committee on Intelligence meets today in open session, something we don't often do, to consider whether the scope and application regarding the Surveillance Act needs to change to reflect the evolving needs for the timely collection of foreign intelligence. An extraordinarily complicated subject, this is. At the Committee's request, the Administration has undertaken a comprehensive review of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, commonly referred to as FISA. Out of this review, the Administration proposed what it believes would modernize the laws governing the way in which we gather foreign intelligence with the use of electronic surveillance. Our consideration of the Administration's proposal and alternatives will be rooted in the Intelligence Committee's 30-year experience with our Nation's long and delicate effort to strike that elusive right balance between effective intelligence collection for our national security and the constitutional rights and privacy interests of Americans." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John D. Rockefeller, Christopher S. Bond, Russell D. Feingold, J. Michael McConnell, Kenneth L. Wainstein, Kevin S. Bankston, James X. Dempsey, Bruce Fein, Caroline Frederickson, David S. Kris, Kate Martin, Suzanne E. Spaulding, and K.A. Taipale.

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S. Hrg. 110-399; Senate Hearing 110-399
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