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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Statement from Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd Commending the House’s Passage of the Freedom Act Reauthorization Bill

Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen E. Boyd issued the following statement:

“The Department is pleased that the House approved the Freedom Act reauthorization bill today with a strong bipartisan vote. The legislation extends three important national security tools and includes strong reforms to FISA that the Department believes will protect Americans. We are pleased that the House adopted a number of provisions that the Attorney General proposed to establish new compliance requirements within the Department and FBI, including safeguards targeted to address issues raised by the Inspector General. We urge the Senate to move forward to approve the House bill prior to the March 15 deadline.”

Updated March 11, 2020