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

Calls on Senate to strengthen the legislation

Posted on May 31, 2015

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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."

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