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McNerney Statement on Patriot Act

May 26, 2011
Press Release

May 26, 2011

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) today issued the following statement on his opposition to S. 990, which renews provisions of the Patriot Act for a four year period.  This legislation was considered by the House of Representatives today, May 26, 2011.

“As I’ve said before, I have serious concerns that aspects of the Patriot Act threaten our civil liberties.  Today’s proposal to renew the Patriot Act would continue these policies – without any real reform – for another 4 years. That is simply not in our country’s best interest.  Instead, we should pursue balanced policies that keep our country safe and protect our civil liberties.”