Tag: NSA

Bob Goodlatte: USA Freedom Act is law of the land

The USA Freedom Act protects Americans’ civil liberties and enhances our national security. In addition to ending the bulk collection of data by the federal government, the USA Freedom Act increases the transparency of the government’s intelligence-gathering programs by making more information available to the American public.

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Tim Kaine statement on legislation to reform government surveillance programs

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today after final Senate passage of the USA Freedom Act, bipartisan legislation that would ban the bulk collection of telephone records and make other important reforms to current government surveillance programs.

A Will Hammer congressional term

So you may be asking yourself, What would a Will Hammer congressional term look like, and how would it affect me? Well, I cannot guarantee enactment or repeal of particular legislation,


ACLU applauds Ashland’s vote on license plate readers

The ACLU of Virginia congratulated Ashland officials on their recent vote to reject a proposal by the Town’s police department that would have allowed it to retain, for up to 24-hours, license plate data acquired using automated license plate readers (ALPRs).


Still work to do: 15.4% of young people out of work in May

Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan youth advocacy organization, is announcing its Millennial Jobs Report for May 2014. The data is non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) and is specific to 18-29 year olds.

Bob Goodlatte: Maintaining protection of civil liberties

The USA FREEDOM Act increases the transparency of our intelligence-gathering programs. It protects Americans’ civil liberties by making clear that the government cannot acquire Americans’ records in bulk and puts real, effective limits on what information the government can gather.


Goodlatte to lead markup of intelligence reform bill

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced that the House Judiciary Committee will markup legislation to reform our nation’s intelligence-gathering programs operated under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

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Randy Forbes: President or king?

The year was 1783. After leading the revolution against the British Empire, defeating the most powerful military in the world at the time, General George Washington was perfectly positioned to seize the reins of power and rule the new nation. Perhaps even to become king.