As a strong constitutionalist, I firmly believe that the Bill of Rights cannot be trampled on, even in the name of "national security". Currently, the National Security Agency is using a loophole in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to spy on Americans--without a warrant. Under Section 702 of FISA, government agents may seize information from databases on suspected foreign terrorists. But, in the process of seizing this information, the NSA also seizes data on American citizens without a warrant - data that includes emails, texts, and voice communications. Often, these databases are searched for information regarding American citizens. That is wrong. And, that violates the Constitution and amounts to an abuse of power by our government. I've introduced legislation, the End Warrantless Surveillance of Americans Act, to prevent this type of government snooping from happening. Click the video below to hear more of my thoughts from a House Judiciary Committee hearing last week on this issue:
It's great to see neighbors visiting the Capitol. Here are a few photos from my meetings last week.
GOD and TEXAS,
Member of Congress