*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
Monday, November 30, 2015
*Lee Applauds Implementation of the USA Freedom Act*
WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement today,
commending the end of the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of
Americans’ personal data.
“Today both the safety and Constitutional rights of American citizens are
more secure thanks to the USA Freedom Act,” Lee said. “Not only did the USA
Freedom Act strengthen the Fourth Amendment rights of all Americans by
ending the bulk collection of personal data, but it also better ensured
national security by closing a loophole that prevented the government from
tracking foreign terrorists once they entered the United States.”
Signed into law on June 2, 2015, the USA Freedom Act gave the NSA 180 days
to end its domestic bulk data collection program. That 180-day window
expired on November 29.