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6/2/15

USA NSA reform: USA Freedom Act passes as first surveillance reform in decade

Republican Orrin Hatch, one of the 37 senators who voted against the USA Freedom Act, says the bill “will hamper our ability to address the terrorist threat.”

“Our terrorist enemies continue to present a clear and present danger to our nation’s safety,” he said in a statement. “We must use a broad array of information-gathering tools to be successful in thwarting their plots and preventing future attacks. Unfortunately, such legislation could not gather sufficient support in today’s climate of misinformation about our efforts to stay one step ahead of the terrorists.”

Hatch said he voted against the bill because it does not provide protections and “will put the country at risk.”

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