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Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 5949 - FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012

September 10, 2012


STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

(House Rules)

(Rep. Smith, R-TX, and 5 cosponsors)

The Administration strongly supports H.R. 5949. The bill would reauthorize Title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which expires at the end of this year. Title VII of FISA allows the Intelligence Community to collect vital foreign intelligence information about international terrorists and other important targets overseas, while providing protection for the civil liberties and privacy of Americans. Intelligence collection under Title VII has produced and continues to produce significant information that is vital to defend the Nation against international terrorism and other threats. The Administration looks forward to working with the Congress to ensure the continued availability of this critical intelligence capability.

Barack Obama, Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 5949 - FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/302549