January 10, 2018

Contact: Katie Thompson

Phone: 202-870-6034

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the House of Representatives passing the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a key national security tool in U.S. counterterrorism efforts, Representative John Curtis issued the following statement:

“Section 702 of FISA is a critical tool for our Intelligence Community to collect information about non-U.S. persons outside of the U.S., which has successfully uncovered and thwarted terror plots against the U.S. homeland and our military service members overseas,” Curtis said. “We live in an increasingly dangerous world, and this bipartisan legislation finds the vital balance between national security and protecting privacy and civil liberties. Although this bill includes significant reforms to ensure that the privacy of Americans is protected, I am committed to working with my colleagues in Congress to reform other aspects of FISA to further protect Americans’ Constitutional rights.”

Please see Speaker Paul Ryan’s floor speech detailing the importance of this terrorist tracking program.