Rothus Votes to Keep America Safe and Free
“Today I voted for the bipartisan FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act, a necessary law that helps protect the United States from terrorists and foreign spies,” said Congressman Rothfus. “This legislation improves upon the law by adding accountability procedures to uphold Americans’ Constitutional rights.”
S.139 passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 256 to 164. The current FISA Amendments Act expires on January 19, 2018. If S.139 is signed by the President, Congress will have to address reauthorization again in six years. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act dates back to the 1970’s, and is the law that allows U.S. intelligence and law enforcement to conduct surveillance on foreign spies and terrorists. Updates to the law have occurred periodically, especially after the September 11th terrorist attacks.