Senate Intelligence Chairman Burr on Senate Passage of Crucial FISA Sec. 702 Reauthorization

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement regarding the passage of S.139, the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act:

“Today, the Senate took this important step in reauthorizing what I believe is our single most important national security tool. This bill will help us to fulfill our most important duty as Senators: keeping Americans safe. Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has been reviewed time and again by both the Courts and Congress, and has been found to be not just constitutional, but vital to our country’s defense. I look forward to the President signing this legislation without delay.”