Corker, Alexander Disappointed with Demise of PATRIOT Act Provisions

Statement from U.S. Sen Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, May 31, 2015:

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today made the following statement regarding expiring counterterrorism provisions of the Patriot Act.

“Not only am I deeply concerned about the way the administration has limited the effectiveness of this critical national security program, but I am also extremely disappointed lawmakers allowed a lapse in our ability to hunt down terrorists plotting against Americans,” said Senator Corker. “Congress should restore these intelligence capabilities in a manner that can still be effective and robust to keep Americans safe while continuing to respect our cherished civil liberties.”

Statement from U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, May 31, 2015:

Alexander: “Seriously Flawed” USA Freedom Act the “Only Realistic Option to Continue” PATRIOT Act

WASHINGTON, May 31 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on his vote to begin debate in the Senate on the House-passed USA Freedom Act:

“I voted tonight to consider the seriously flawed House bill because this is now the only realistic option to continue the PATRIOT Act. Hopefully, during this time of heightened threats from terrorists, the Senate will strengthen the legislation and provide greater protection to the American people.”