Fitzpatrick: NSA Overreach Must be Stopped
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Wednesday regarding his vote in support of the Amash-Conyers Amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill:
“Tonight, I stood on the side of personal liberty and voted in favor of the Amash-Conyers Amendment which would have curtailed the blanket collection of phone records by the NSA.
While I am disappointed the amendment was not passed and attached to the bill, its strong bipartisan support should put the president on notice about the very serious concerns many members, and Americans, have about the expanse of government agencies like the NSA.
My vote- along with that of others- was based on continuing concerns about the overreach of parts of the PATRIOT Act. While I fully acknowledge law enforcement needs information to combat terror tactics, it's important that the personal privacy and liberty of my law-abiding constituents be honored.”
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.