U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement regarding his vote in favor of H.R. 6304, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act of 2008:
“The Senate passed legislation months ago to continue surveillance of suspected terrorists, and I’m glad Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives finally scheduled a vote to keep this important program going. Passing this bill is the most important thing we can do in Congress to help defeat al Qaeda. This bipartisan legislation allows our intelligence agencies to monitor terrorists before they attack so we can prevent future plots against our country.”
H.R. 6304 passed the Senate by a vote of 69 to 28. The bill passed the House on June 20th and now goes to the President for his signature.