WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. French Hill (AR-02) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 7888, the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act (RISA).
“We could not let Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) expire. This critical national security tool allows the United States to monitor communications of our adversaries outside of the United States – not American citizens – who are threats to our safety. The impact that Section 702 collections have on protecting the homeland in countering terrorism and assessing the intention of those who would threaten American interests cannot be overstated. With our southwest border wide open and our nation at the highest terror threat alert since 9/11, passing RISA today was non-negotiable.
“Further, and importantly, RISA contains over 50 critical reforms – including to the operation of the FISA Court - and these reforms will ensure that the American people are protected from those who seek to harm Americans at home and abroad.”
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