USA FREEDOM Act (H.R. 3361), Hearing Before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, June 5, 2014 [open pdf - 3MB]
This testimony compilation is from the June 5, 2014 hearing on the USA FREEDOM Act held before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. From the opening statement of Dianne Feinstein: "Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today held a public committee hearing on the House-passed FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] reform bill, the USA FREEDOM Act. Following is her opening statement, as delivered: 'Today we meet to receive testimony and discuss the legislation passed by the House of Representatives on May 22 to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. That legislation, which is called the USA FREEDOM Act, was approved last month by the two committees of jurisdiction in the House: the House Judiciary Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. After amendments on the House floor, the bill was passed by a vote of 303-121, that's about 3 to 1 and it sends a very loud signal, I think, to this house. It was a very large majority voting for it and votes came from both sides of the aisle. The bill makes major changes to existing intelligence programs conducted under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or what we call FISA." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James M. Cole, Richard H. Ledgett, Mark F. Guiliano, Robert S. Litt, Stephanie O'Sullivan, Harley Geiger, Dean Garfield, Michael Woods, and Stewart Baker.
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