The Reform Government Surveillance coalition strongly supports the Judicial Redress Act (H.R.1428) and urges the House Judiciary Committee to approve the legislation for consideration by the full House of Representatives. Enactment of the USA Freedom Act in May was an essential step in reforming our surveillance and privacy laws, and the Judicial Redress Act is […]
We commend the Senate for passing the USA Freedom Act, a bill that makes significant progress in reforming U.S. government surveillance programs and practices. The action today shows the United States’ leadership in ensuring transparency and accountability of government actions that impact the privacy and trust of Internet users.
We commend the Senate for overwhelmingly voting 77-17 to proceed on the USA Freedom Act. The expiration of certain authorities tonight should not stop consideration of the bill, especially as the legislation contains significant reforms beyond the expiring provisions. Congress should act to pass USA Freedom this week. As the Senate considers amendments to the […]
Reform Government Surveillance urges the Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act when it returns Sunday afternoon. The bill, which overwhelmingly passed the House, is the best option for protecting national security and preserving civil liberties. The Senate should avoid adding any provisions that weaken the prohibition of bulk collection of Internet metadata, mandate data […]
Even though 57 Senators joined with 338 Members of the House from both parties to vote for surveillance reform that could have protected national security, strengthened civil liberties and bolstered trust in the Internet, the Senate disappointedly voted last night to not proceed on consideration of the USA Freedom Act. As the Senate plots a […]
May 19, 2015 Dear Members of the Senate, Later this week the Senate has an opportunity to pass meaningful and balanced surveillance reform by considering the bipartisan USA Freedom Act. The bill overwhelmingly passed the House with 338 votes. Members from across the political spectrum supported it. Delaying action on reform by extending expiring authorities […]
Today’s strong bipartisan vote in the House on the USA FREEDOM Act is an important step forward on surveillance reform. We urge the Senate to move quickly to consider the bill as it protects national security, strengthens civil liberties and bolsters trust in the Internet.
May 11, 2015 Dear Speaker Boehner and Democratic Leader Pelosi: We, the undersigned technology associations and groups, write to express our strong support for H.R 2048, the USA Freedom Act, as reported by the House Judiciary Committee on April 30th by a vote of 25 to two. Public trust in the technology sector is critical, […]
Statement of Reform Government Surveillance: Today’s strong bipartisan vote in the House Judiciary Committee starts Congress along the path of strengthening users’ trust in the Internet while protecting national security. Reform Government Surveillance urges the House and Senate to move expeditiously in May to enact the USA Freedom Act so as to implement the balanced […]
Statement of Reform Government Surveillance: Reform Government Surveillance commends the introduction of surveillance reform legislation today in the House and the Senate. We support the bicameral, bipartisan legislation, which ends existing bulk collection practices under the USA Patriot Act and increases transparency and accountability while also protecting U.S. national security. We thank Representatives Goodlatte, Sensenbrenner, […]