Oversight Needed to Ensure Anti-terrorism Authorities Comply with the Law

Senator Bob Corker
2013-06-07 15:02:27
Bob Corker - U.S. Senator, Tennessee [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/1277156967_Twitter_48x48.png] [link 1] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/FacebookIcon_thumb.png] [link 2] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/YoutubeIcon_thumb.png] [link 3] *E-MAIL UPDATES* *Yes, please periodically send me e-mail updates.** Click Here [link 4] *By subscribing to my e-mail updates, you are authorizing me to send regular e-mail updates from my office to your e-mail account. Survey/Question [survey] Survey/Question [survey] *Update from Senator Bob Corker June 7, 2013* *Oversight Needed to Ensure Anti-terrorism Authorities Comply with the Law* Following an intelligence briefing for senators about the recent disclosure of NSA terrorism surveillance programs, Senator Corker said Congress must exercise its oversight responsibility to ensure these programs comply with the law, including looking at solutions to better protect the information of innocent Americans. �I think there�s an important congressional oversight role to play here to ensure the administration is using the authority it�s been granted by Congress in a lawful manner. My support for anti-terrorism provisions has been based on the understanding that our government would be targeting foreign terrorism suspects under strict limits and with appropriate oversight and protections for the civil liberties of innocent Americans. The classified briefing from the intelligence community provided for senators yesterday was helpful in providing information about the extent and the purpose of accessing Americans� communications in this way, but Congress should continue to work with the administration to address civil liberties concerns without undermining important tools to prevent terrorist attacks on our country,� said Corker. In advance of yesterday�s intelligence briefing, Senator Corker sent a letter [link 5] to President Obama seeking answers and a briefing regarding reports of the NSA�s collection of U.S. phone records on Verizon�s network of 121 million customers. *Tennesseans Visit Washington* Senators Corker and Alexander met with over 75 Tennesseans at this week�s constituent breakfast on Capitol Hill. The breakfast, Tennessee Tuesday, is held each week the Senate is in session. For more information, click here [link 6]. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/TNTPromo.jpg] On Wednesday, Senator Corker met with the Home Builders Association of Tennessee in his Capitol Hill Office. The group discussed a number of topics, including the need for housing finance reform. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/IMG_2111.JPG] June 5, 2013 � Senator Corker meets with the Home Builders Association of Tennessee. *CATO Institute �Free Trader�* This week, the CATO Institute, a public policy research organization dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government and free markets, named Senator Corker a �Free Trader of the 112th Congress.� CATO reviewed members' votes on major trade matters to determine support for free trade over government intervention. Read more here [link 7].

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Update from Senator Bob Corker
June 7, 2013

Oversight Needed to Ensure Anti-terrorism Authorities Comply with the Law

Following an intelligence briefing for senators about the recent disclosure of NSA terrorism surveillance programs, Senator Corker said Congress must exercise its oversight responsibility to ensure these programs comply with the law, including looking at solutions to better protect the information of innocent Americans.

�I think there�s an important congressional oversight role to play here to ensure the administration is using the authority it�s been granted by Congress in a lawful manner. My support for anti-terrorism provisions has been based on the understanding that our government would be targeting foreign terrorism suspects under strict limits and with appropriate oversight and protections for the civil liberties of innocent Americans. The classified briefing from the intelligence community provided for senators yesterday was helpful in providing information about the extent and the purpose of accessing Americans� communications in this way, but Congress should continue to work with the administration to address civil liberties concerns without undermining important tools to prevent terrorist attacks on our country,� said Corker.

In advance of yesterday�s intelligence briefing, Senator Corker sent to President Obama seeking answers and a briefing regarding reports of the NSA�s collection of U.S. phone records on Verizon�s network of 121 million customers.

Tennesseans Visit Washington

Senators Corker and Alexander met with over 75 Tennesseans at this week�s constituent breakfast on Capitol Hill. The breakfast, Tennessee Tuesday, is held each week the Senate is in session. For more information, click

On Wednesday, Senator Corker met with the Home Builders Association of Tennessee in his Capitol Hill Office. The group discussed a number of topics, including the need for housing finance reform.


June 5, 2013 � Senator Corker meets with the Home Builders Association of Tennessee.

CATO Institute �Free Trader�

This week, the CATO Institute, a public policy research organization dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government and free markets, named Senator Corker a �Free Trader of the 112th Congress.� CATO reviewed members' votes on major trade matters to determine support for free trade over government intervention. Read more