President Bush Discusses FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) [March 13, 2008] [open pdf - 36KB]
From the transcript of President Bush's discussion on March 13, 2008 regarding FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) legislation: "Last month House leaders declared that they needed 21 additional days to pass legislation giving our intelligence professionals the tools they need to protect America. That deadline passed last Saturday without any action from the House. This week House leaders are finally bringing legislation to the floor. Unfortunately, instead of holding a vote on the good bipartisan bill that passed the United States Senate, they introduced a partisan bill that would undermine America's security. This bill is unwise. The House leaders know that the Senate will not pass it. And even if the Senate did pass it, they know I will veto it. Yesterday the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence sent a leader [sic] to the Speaker explaining why the bill is dangerous to our national security"
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