BREAKING: Rep. Luna Sends Letter to All Members of Congress Urging Them to Protect American’s Privacy Rights #KillFISA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: April 15, 2024
Contacts: Melvin Soto, melvin.soto@mail.house.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Anna Paulina Luna (FL-13) sent a compelling letter to all members of Congress, strongly opposing the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) under the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act (H.R. 7888) and urging them to vote NO on the motion to table the motion to reconsider the bill. 

Rep. Luna highlighted the misuse of the surveillance program, which has infringed upon the Fourth Amendment by allowing unwarranted surveillance of American citizens, as the FISA court reported over 278,000 violations by the federal government.

“I am specifically asking the 56 Members of Congress who voted for final passage of H.R. 7888, the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act, after supporting and voting for Biggs Amendment #1 to vote NO on the motion to table,” said Congresswoman Luna.

The Biggs Amendment aimed to prohibit warrantless searches of Americans’ communications within the FISA 702 database. Despite its failure to pass with a tied vote of 212-212 on the House floor, Congresswoman Luna continues to advocate for its adoption to protect constitutional rights.

The bill, as passed, would also give members of Congress privacy protections that do not apply to all citizens. “Is the 118th Congress going to set the precedent that we, as Members of Congress, will be protected from warrantless searches but that the everyday Americans that we represent will not be?” asked Congresswoman Luna in a letter sent to all 431 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Next Monday, the House is expected to vote on the motion to table the motion to reconsider, a critical decision initially prompted by Congresswoman Luna’s call for action last Friday after.

Read the full letter here.

#KillFISA

Website: luna.house.gov | X: @RepLuna | Instagram: @RepLuna 

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