Feb 12 2008

Corker Votes for FISA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) made the following statement today after voting for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) which passed the Senate today by a vote of 68 to 29.

“This legislation extends a vital national security program allowing U.S. intelligence services to monitor terrorist communications in an effort to prevent another attack on our country,” Corker said. “After a thorough debate, the Senate passed an appropriate and necessary update to the current FISA law that strikes the correct balance between protecting our citizens’ privacy but also helping to ensure their security and well-being. Americans can be reassured that their constitutional rights will be protected while our government will retain the tools necessary to track terrorists throughout the world.”

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