Feb 022011
 February 2, 2011  Posted by  Laws

As an important update to my earlier post about PATRIOT Act extension bills:

EFF has created a convenient way for you to contact your senator to express support for S. 193, which includes some checks and balances on government surveillance provisions.  If your senator is on the Senate Judiciary Committee, it is particularly important for you to contact them immediately, as the committee meets tomorrow morning (Thursday morning) at 10:00 am.  Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are:

  • Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama
  • Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California
  • Sen. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut
  • Sen. Christopher Coons, Delaware
  • Sen. Dick Durbin, Illinois
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota
  • Sen. Al Franken, Minnesota
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York
  • Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma
  • Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina
  • Sen. John Cornyn, Texas
  • Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont
  • Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah
  • Sen. Senator Mike Lee, Utah
  • Sen. Herb Kohl, Wisconsin

Please take a moment to let your senator know if Congress is going to extend these PATRIOT Act provisions (and we wish they wouldn’t), then at the very least, they need to include the checks and balances proposed by Senator Leahy.

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