Oppose S. 139, the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is a critical national security tool set to expire on January 19, 2018.  With the proper set of reforms in place—changes that preserve its effectiveness while protecting the privacy of Americans swept
up into government surveillance—we would fully support its reauthorization.  Such a measure passed out of the House Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly—H.R. 3989, the USA Liberty Act.  

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Oppose S. 139, the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is a critical national security tool set to expire on January 19, 2018.  With the proper set of reforms in place—changes that preserve its effectiveness while protecting the privacy of Americans swept
up into government surveillance—we would fully support its reauthorization.  Such a measure passed out of the House Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly—H.R. 3989, the USA Liberty Act.  

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Cosponsor H.Res. 252–Bipartisan House Resolution in Support of US – Lebanon Relationship

We invite you to join us in cosponsoring H.Res.252 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the challenges posed to long-term stability in Lebanon by the conflict in Syria and supporting the establishment of safe areas
in Syria, a House Resolution recognizing the challenges posed to long-term stability in Lebanon by the conflict in Syria. Lebanon has faced tremendous hardship in accepting a refugee population of more than 1.5 million, totaling over one third of their
population, as the Syrian conflict continues to devastate the region. Despite this, Lebanon has not only taken in these refugees during a time of political uncertainty, but has accomplished a transition to a new government through a democratic election, protected
the multi-party system, and worked to maintain a fragile infrastructure system to support the growing population.

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Cosponsor H.Res. 252–Bipartisan House Resolution in Support of US – Lebanon Relationship

We invite you to join us in cosponsoring H.Res.252 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the challenges posed to long-term stability in Lebanon by the conflict in Syria and supporting the establishment of safe areas
in Syria, a House Resolution recognizing the challenges posed to long-term stability in Lebanon by the conflict in Syria. Lebanon has faced tremendous hardship in accepting a refugee population of more than 1.5 million, totaling over one third of their
population, as the Syrian conflict continues to devastate the region. Despite this, Lebanon has not only taken in these refugees during a time of political uncertainty, but has accomplished a transition to a new government through a democratic election, protected
the multi-party system, and worked to maintain a fragile infrastructure system to support the growing population.

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Cosponsor Bipartisan Bill to Apply Terrorist Sanctions to Iran’s Iraqi Proxies

With terrorist sanctions now applied to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), it’s high time to apply the same penalties to Tehran’s proxies in Iraq and Syria. Two proxies in particular, As-Saib Ahl Al-Haq (AAH) and Harakat Hizballah Al-Nujaba,
have become the leading instruments for Iran’s regional strategy. Targeting these groups will be one additional step towards countering Iran’s expansionism and signaling to our Iraqi partners that it must not permit its citizens to be used as pawns by the
IRGC to destabilize and threaten our allies. We urge you to cosponsor H.R. 4238 The Iranian Proxies Terrorist Sanctions Act of 2017.

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Cosponsor H.Res. 252–Bipartisan House Resolution in Support of US – Lebanon Relationship

We invite you to join us in cosponsoring H.Res.252 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the challenges posed to long-term stability in Lebanon by the conflict in Syria and supporting the establishment of safe areas
in Syria, a House Resolution recognizing the challenges posed to long-term stability in Lebanon by the conflict in Syria. Lebanon has faced tremendous hardship in accepting a refugee population of more than 1.5 million, totaling over one third of their
population, as the Syrian conflict continues to devastate the region. Despite this, Lebanon has not only taken in these refugees during a time of political uncertainty, but has accomplished a transition to a new government through a democratic election, protected
the multi-party system, and worked to maintain a fragile infrastructure system to support the growing population.

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Vote NO on a FISA bill that does not include meaningful reform

We write to urge you to oppose H.R. 4478, the Intelligence Committee’s proposal to “reform” and reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.  Section 702 permits the collection of Americans’ electronic communications, including emails
and phone calls, without a warrant, and allows that information to be used against them in court.   H.R. 4478 would codify the worst of these practices.  It fails to achieve the reforms we must have to support reauthorization of this powerful surveillance
authority.

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