WASHINGTON – Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) voted against S. 139, the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act, Thursday due to privacy concerns for American citizens.
“There are a lot of constitutional and ethical problems with this legislation. It is troubling that despite having a warrant requirement, the exceptions are so broad they eviscerate the rule,” said Congressman Farenthold. “Part of protecting the American people includes protecting their constitutional rights.”
S.139 passed the House 256-164.