Lofgren & Davidson React to Bipartisan Senate Options to Address Looming FISA Expiration

March 10, 2020
Press Release
Sens. Lee & Leahy Provide Two Paths Forward for NSA Surveillance Reform This Week

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) and Warren Davidson (R-OH-8), the lead House sponsors of the Safeguarding Americans’ Private Records Act, H.R. 5675, issued the below statement reacting to the introduction of two bills, S. 3420 and S. 3421, by Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VA) that address the looming March 15th FISA expirations.

“We support the strong bipartisan reforms in Lee and Leahy’s reauthorization package that helps protect Americans’ privacy rights for the long haul, as well as other good-faith alternatives that represent an achievable way to allow reform conversations to continue in the short term that will protect Americans’ civil liberties,” said Lofgren and Davidson.

Following the postponement of the markup for H.R. ___, the “USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020,” in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) and Warren Davidson (R-OH-8) sent a letter to Chairman Jerrold Nadler urging him to schedule a markup of their bipartisan bill.

They added: “While we remain committed to having the House of Representatives debate our Safeguarding Americans' Private Records Act of 2020, we applaud the two paths forward being offered by our bipartisan colleagues in the Senate.”