WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to efforts by Democratic House leadership to tie the reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act to the coronavirus spending package, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks’ Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:
"The situation with the coronavirus is serious. While we are concerned about out of control spending and the budget deficit, we understand that Congress has a role to play when it comes to addressing and overseeing the response. The seriousness of the coronavirus is why Congress should consider a clean bill, without unrelated provisions such as the reauthorization of the controversial USA PATRIOT Act. We urge House and Senate leaders from both parties not to politicize the coronavirus response by including unrelated items in the bill."