Senator Steve Daines is upset about legislation to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, without fixing the necessary reforms needed to protect Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights.

“The U.S. Senate passed a flawed bill that encroaches on Americans’ privacy and civil liberties,” said Senator Daines “Montanans should be able to talk on the phone and send messages to their friends and loved ones without fearing the government will collect data on their private conversations. I will continue to stand up for Montanans’ right to privacy.”

Daines is a cosponsor of the USA RIGHTS Act of 2017, which reforms government surveillance programs to balance Americans’ privacy with effective national security. He also introduced the Stopping Mass Hacking (SMH) Act1

In the House, Daines has been a vocal critic of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk meta-data collection and was an original cosponsor of the original USA FREEDOM Act that would have ended the NSA’s abuses and overreach.