Sending Office: Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
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Nick.Ciarlante@mail.house.gov

Dear Colleague,

We write to ask for your support for S. 139, which will reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).  The bill strikes the right balance between preserving a critical intelligence capability, while making necessary reforms
to enhance the protection of Americans’ privacy.

As we have seen from recent attacks carried out against the West, international terrorists are willing to kill by whatever means necessary wherever they are located. As their locations and tactics change, it is imperative that our intelligence community
and law enforcement agencies are able to obtain the vital information they need to thwart the next attack, keep our homeland safe, and protect American lives.  Section 702 provides intelligence that protects soldiers on frontlines across the globe; allowing
this tool to lapse, even temporarily, would increase the risks to our men and women in uniform.

Over the past two years, many of you have had the opportunity to attend classified briefings on the value of Section 702, and we urge you to recall the compelling presentations made during those sessions.  As Chairmen of the Armed Services, Foreign Affairs,
Intelligence, and Homeland Security Committees, we can unreservedly state that Section 702 is critical for the safety and security of the American people and urge you to vote “YES” on S. 139.

Sincerely,

William “Mac” Thornberry, Chairman

Armed Services Committee

Edward R. Royce, Chairman

Foreign Affairs Committee

 

Devin Nunes, Chairman

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

 

Michael McCaul, Chairman

Homeland Security Committee

 
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