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Senate to resume mark-up of PATRIOT Act reauthorization legislation

The Senate Judiciary Committee will resumes its mark-up of legislation to reauthorize the USA PATRIOT Act Thursday.  If you haven’t contacted your Senator yet, please take the time to do so.

Our message hasn’t changed: Congress should pass the ORIGINAL version of Senator Leahy’s USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2009, S. 1692, with key amendments to protect civil liberties based upon S. 1686, the Judicious Use of Surveillance Tools in Counterterrorism Efforts (JUSTICE) Act.  Congress should also consider reforms of national security letters (NSLs) now as legislation on reform and reauthorization of Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act moves forward.

Please visit our Legislative Action Center for more information and to contact your Senator.

Lynne Bradley
Director, Office of Government Relations

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