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U.S. Senator Tom Udall Statement on President’s Proposed Intelligence Surveillance Reform

U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement responding to the president’s proposed reforms of government surveillance programs: “The reforms outlined by President Obama today are a welcome first step in reining in the government’s unacceptable infringement on Americans’ privacy rights. But I’m not satisfied these reforms go far enough. Congress must pass legislation to

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Senator Martin Heinrich Statement on President’s Announcement on Surveillance Reform

Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), joined Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Mark Udall (D-Colo.), members of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, in reacting to today’s speech by President Obama outlining his directive on reforming surveillance powers. The senators have been advocates for reining in overbroad surveillance powers and protecting Americans’ privacy. They issued the following

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President Obama Discusses U.S. Intelligence Programs at the Department of Justice

Today, President Obama delivered a speech at the Department of Justice to announce the outcomes of a broad-ranging and unprecedented review of U.S. intelligence programs. The review examined how, in light of new and changing technologies, we can use our intelligence capabilities in a way that optimally protects our national security while supporting our foreign

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President Obama Announces New Diplomatic Efforts With Iran—The President Also Issues Warning to Congress

Today, President Obama spoke with President Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the first communication between an American and Iranian President since 1979. The two leaders discussed ongoing efforts to reach an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program. In a statement this afternoon from the White House Briefing Room, President Obama said that while “success is by

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President Obama Meets with Congressional Leaders on Syria

Yesterday, President Obama met with Congressional leaders to discuss the situation in Syria. “We have high confidence that Syria used, in an indiscriminate fashion, chemical weapons that killed thousands of people, including over 400 children, and in direct violation of the international norm against using chemical weapons,” President Obama explained. “That poses a serious national security threat

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