Transcript: Sen. Mike Lee’s remarks on the oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Oct. 2, 2013

Partial transcript of remarks by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) on the oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the National Security Agency (NSA). The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing was held on Oct. 2, 2013:

…Congress, of course, plays an important role when it comes to overseeing our nation’s intelligence and surveillance programs. We have to balance various competing interests and it’s difficult.

I just want to highlight a couple of concerns that I’m always looking out for.

Number one is the breadth of metadata collection pursuant to Section 215 of the Patriot Act.

Number two, the potential for backdoor searches of information on Americans that’s collected, you know, some would argue indirectly pursuant to Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act.

And number three, the lack of transparency within the FISA court system.

I’ve worked with the Chairman [Leahy] in the past on legislation to address each of these. I look forward to working with him in the future on these concerns.

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