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No, Marco Rubio, Congress shouldn't permanently reauthorize the PATRIOT Act

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is one of the best in the upper chamber when it comes to budget and spending issues, earning high marks in 2013 and 2014 on FreedomWorks' congressional scorecard. He's also expanding the reach of the Republican Party with his youthfulness and pop culture savvy.

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Get ready for another showdown on NSA spying

The National Security Agency's vast spying apparatus has been a tremendous hurdle for the United States' still-burgeoning tech industry. Many lawmakers on Capitol Hill are, however, unconcerned with the economic impact of these surveillance programs, making it difficult for meaningful reforms to work their way through Congress.

01/02/2015
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“Sneak and Peek” Warrants Are Abused by Law Enforcement

Section 213 of the PATRIOT Act creates what is known as “sneak and peek” warrant. Law enforcement is authorized to conduct a search without first notifying the subject of the search. After 9/11, law enforcement insisted that this measure was necessary to investigate and prevent future terrorist attacks “without tipping off the terrorists.”

12/18/2014
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USA Freedom Act: The Good and the Bad

The Senate is expected to vote on cloture for the USA Freedom Act tonight. There's good and bad parts of the bill. FreedomWorks hopes to see a debate on the floor of the Senate on NSA reform. We are encouraging members to offer amendments to strengthen the bill and curb unconstitutional spying.

11/18/2014
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NSA spying isn't the only danger to Americans' civil liberties under the PATRIOT Act

Since June 2013, Americans have been aware the National Security Agency's domestic spying program, through which it collects the telephony metadata of virtually every person with a cell phone in the United States. Intelligence officials claim authority for this privacy violating program through Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and a misinterpretation of a 1979 Supreme Court case, Smith v. Maryland. But what much of the public doesn't know about are violations of privacy occurring under Section 213 of the PATRIOT Act, the so-called "sneak-and-peek" provision.

10/30/2014
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Top 10 Ridiculous Quotes by Senator Mitch McConnell

1. “The Patriot Act is one of the most important and overdue pieces of legislation in a generation." Source: National Review.

04/25/2014
Letter of Support for the USA Freedom Act (Senate)
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Letter of Support for the USA Freedom Act (Senate)

Dear FreedomWorks member, 

11/11/2013
Letter of Support for the USA Freedom Act (House)
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Letter of Support for the USA Freedom Act (House)

Dear FreedomWorks member, 

11/11/2013
Letter in Support of the LIBERT-E Act
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Letter in Support of the LIBERT-E Act

Dear FreedomWorks member,

06/28/2013
The FreedomCast - Episode 45 - NSA Collecting Phone Data and Your Privacy with Andrew Grossman
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The FreedomCast - Episode 45 - NSA Collecting Phone Data and Your Privacy with Andrew Grossman

On today’s edition of the FreedomCast, legal scholar for the Heritage foundation and litigator, Andrew Grossman joins me to discuss the latest on the NSA phone data scandal, your rights in an increasingly technological world and why “Orwellian” seems to be the new buzzword. Related links:   

06/06/2013

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