House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to Markup Bill to End Bulk Metadata Collection

May 5, 2014
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to Markup Bill to End Bulk Metadata Collection

For Immediate Release                    Contact: Susan Phalen (Majority) (202) 225-4121
                                                                     Susan.Phalen@mail.house.gov
                                                                     Allison Getty (Minority) (202) 225-7690
                                                                     Allison.Getty@mail.house.gov

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to Markup Bill to End Bulk Metadata Collection
 

(Washington, DC)  On Thursday morning, the House Intelligence Committee will mark up bipartisan legislation that ends bulk collection of telephone metadata by the government.  The bipartisan FISA Transparency and Modernization Act of 2014, H.R. 4291, introduced by Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, is cosponsored by eleven members of the House Intelligence Committee, Republicans and Democrats alike.

Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Ruppersberger stated:

"This bill directly addresses the privacy concerns many Americans have expressed over bulk collection. The bill ends bulk collection of telephone metadata and increases transparency while maintaining the tools our government needs to keep Americans and our allies safe.  We believe this bill responds to the concerns many Members of Congress have expressed and can be the compromise vehicle to reform FISA while preserving important counterterrorism capabilities."

The Committee's markup of the bill will occur on Thursday in the House Intelligence Committee's closed spaces, HVC-304, in order to allow the Committee to discuss classified information in closed session.

Link to full text of the bill
http://intelligence.house.gov/sites/intelligence.house.gov/files/documents/FISAmar2514asintroduced.pdf

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