For Immediate Release Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing: "Oversight of FISA Surveillance Programs"

Posted on August 1, 2013

Common Cause Statement to Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Strengthening Privacy Rights and National Security: Oversight of FISA Surveillance Programs

"Common Cause commends the Senate Judiciary Committee for holding a hearing to examine the government's authority under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. It is imperative for our government to strike a careful balance between protecting civil liberties and providing security. Congress must continue to exercise its oversight responsibilities by conducting additional hearings on potential abuse of power at the National Security Agency and other agencies to ensure that law-abiding Americans are not included in domestic surveillance activities."

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