The United States Senate Renewal of the Patriot Act, 2015
In 2001, just six weeks after 9/11, President Bush signed into law “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism,”, better known as the USA PATRIOT ACT.While the act has been renewed and amended several times in the years since 9/11, the USA PATRIOT ACT has largely remained intact despite multiple controversies throughout the year.
Now, on April 8th-10th, 2015, the current legislative session was again tasked with reauthorizing critical components of the Patriot Act and potentially reforming other components that, while not set to expire, may need reform to either enhance or decrease the power of the federal government to conduct surveillance.
As members of the 117th session of Congress, the fate of American civil liberties and the future safety of the nation is in your hands. And remember to uphold your oath of office to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same”