KENNEDY STATEMENT ON VOTE AGAINST WARRANTLESS SURVEILLANCE
Washington, D.C. – After voting against a six year extension of the NSA’s warrantless surveillance program, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today called for new measures to strengthen privacy protections. Kennedy voted for two amendments to the bill that would have imposed privacy reforms.
“Balancing the delicate scales of privacy and security for the American people is Congress’s most solemn responsibility. Reauthorizing this surveillance program provided an overdue opportunity to ensure that our intelligence community maintained the tools necessary to keep us safe, while guaranteeing the civil liberties of our citizens. Instead, the bill approved today only slightly improved the status quo and failed to make the meaningful reforms this program required.”