Rand Paul prepared to filibuster FISA surveillance reauthorization

Rand Paul prepared to filibuster FISA surveillance reauthorization

by Diana Stancy Correll  |  published on January 11, 2018

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is prepared to filibuster the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act, which is up for a vote in the House to authorize a six-year extension, in an effort to get warrant requirement for Americans.

Section 702 permits the intelligence community to oversee foreign communications and will expire on Jan. 19. But those who oppose the program claim it permits warrantless collection of private information from U.S. citizens.

 “My worry is that they also collect information on millions of Americans, and I don’t want that database to be searched without a warrant,” Paul said, according to CNN.

“I will filibuster and do whatever to stop that,” he added.

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