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Tenney supports major intelligence reform bill to protect civil liberties

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Congresswoman Claudia Tenney of New York voted in favor of the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act, a significant overhaul of intelligence operations since the inception of FISA in 1978. The legislation, designed to prevent undue surveillance on Americans by the FBI, passed the House with a 273-147 vote.

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The act enhances transparency, accountability, and strengthens national security measures within the U.S. intelligence community. It aims to refine the tools available to counteract terrorist threats and other foreign adversities, ensuring that the intelligence community can operate effectively without overreaching its mandate.

Tenney emphasized the importance of the legislation in bolstering the country’s defenses against potential threats from adversaries. She highlighted the critical role of Section 702, used exclusively to monitor foreign threats, and the bill’s provisions for reducing potential abuses within the surveillance system. This move, according to Tenney, is crucial in maintaining the balance between national security and civil liberties.