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CLIP: Reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act

AIR DATE: Monday, May 18, 2015

Neema Singh Guliani and Steven Bradbury talked about the reauthorization of parts of the PATRIOT Act and its effectiveness since its passage shortly after September 11, 2001.



  • USA FREEDOM Act and NSA Surveillance Program (Video - 6 min)
    Julian Hattem was interviewed from Capitol Hill about the USA FREEDOM Act being debated on the House floor later in the day. The legislation would extend for an additional four years expiring PATRIOT Act provisions.
  • Senators Lee, Leahy, Heller, and Daines on Government Surveillance (Video - 44 min)
    Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Steve Daines (R-MT) spoke about Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Courts and the USA FREEDOM Act bill due to come up on the House floor during the week because the PATRIOT Act was scheduled to expire.
  • NSA Phone Records Program (Video - 7 min)
    Attorney Robert Cattanach talked about the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the National Security Agency’s (NSA) phone record data collection program was not authorized by the PATRIOT Act and exceeded the scope of what Congress authorized in the law.


  • Steven G. Bradbury
    Assistant Attorney General (Acting, Former)
    Department of Justice->Office of Legal Counsel
  • Neema Singh Guliani
    American Civil Liberties Union->Legislative
KEYWORDS: PATRIOT Act, Congress, National Security Agency (NSA), Surveillance, Federal Courts, Terrorism, Civil Liberties