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May 22, 2014

Rep. Schweikert Releases Statement on USA Freedom Act

Washington D.C., May 22, 2014— Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) released a statement following the passage of H.R. 3361, USA Freedom Act:

“Over the last year we’ve heard of gross privacy violations by the federal government against American citizens” said Schweikert. “The United States is not a place for secretive laws and mass surveillance against innocent people.”

“The original version of the USA. Freedom Act was a step forward in reforming our domestic surveillance activities to ensure that our Constitutional and civil rights are protected. Regrettably, those reforms were not reflected in the bill we voted on yesterday.”

“We have a responsibility to protect the Constitution and hold leadership accountable for its actions. Sadly, this bill no longer upholds the standards of individual privacy rights needed to ensure the highest degree of transparency and accountability the American people deserve.”


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