PPSA Will Score Key Votes on Two Competing Bills to Reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
The Project for Privacy and Surveillance Accountability (PPSA) will be scoring this week’s votes on each of the two competing bills to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
For our followers, PPSA will positively score Members who vote in favor of the Protect Liberty and End Warrantless Surveillance Act, which passed the House Judiciary Committee this week in an overwhelming bipartisan 35-2 vote.
We will negatively score Members who vote in favor of the FISA Reform and Reauthorization Act from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
PPSA supports the Protect Liberty bill because it places critical guardrails and limits on warrantless FBI and other government surveillance of Americans, while reauthorizing Section 702 to protect national security.
PPSA opposes the HPSCI bill because it rubberstamps the FBI’s and other agencies’ warrantless surveillance of Americans for years to come, while actually expanding the ability of the government to spy on Americans.
The table below highlights the key differences between the two bills.
Judiciary’s Protect Liberty and End Warrantless Surveillance Act