Department of Justice Seal Department of Justice
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2005
WWW.USDOJ.GOV
AG
(202) 514-2007
TDD (202) 514-1888

Statement of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales on the Reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act

I applaud the House and the Senate conferees for coming together to produce a comprehensive USA PATRIOT Reauthorization bill. The Department strongly supports the bill, which reauthorizes all of the sunsetting provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act, creates a new national security division at the Department of Justice, helps clarify certain existing authorities, provides additional protections against the threat of attacks on mass transportation systems and at our seaports, and grants us additional tools to protect Americans from terrorism. I urge both houses of Congress to act promptly to pass this critical piece of legislation.

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