May 22, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON – The House today passed the USA Freedom Act, a bill on NSA spying.
Laura W. Murphy, director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office, had this reaction:
“While far from perfect, this bill is an unambiguous statement of congressional intent to rein in the out-of-control NSA. While we share the concerns of many – including members of both parties who rightly believe the bill does not go far enough – without it we would be left with no reform at all, or worse, a House Intelligence Committee bill that would have cemented bulk collection of Americans’ communications into law. We will fight to secure additional improvements in the Senate.”