Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Republicans objected to a one-month extension of the Protect America Act while the Senate debates improvements to the intelligence law:
“Democrats today offered a one-month extension of the FISA bill so that Congress has the time it needs to debate legislation that improves our nation’s ability to fight terrorism while protecting Americans’ civil liberties. I am disappointed that Republicans have objected to that extension.
“We are committed to giving our intelligence professionals the tools they need to make America more secure. The minority’s obstruction is an irresponsible way to approach national security legislation.”