Senate Democrats

Reid Statement On House Passage Of FISA Bill

Washington, DCSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed a bill to make America more secure while protecting Americans’ civil liberties:

“I am very encouraged by House passage of a new FISA bill.  The new House version adopts the basic structure of the Senate-passed bill, but contains added privacy protections.  Now is the time for Republicans to come to the negotiating table so we can resolve the last few issues.  The President should stop giving high-handed speeches in the Rose Garden and start working with Congress to finalize this important national security bill.”