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USA PATRIOT Act renewal discussion


URGENT ACTION ALERT: PATRIOT Conferees will discuss legislation TODAY – call your Members of Congress!

Yesterday the House and Senate named conferees (list is below) to hash out the differences between the House and Senate versions of PATRIOT reauthorization legislation. Now discussion of the reauthorization bills will begin in earnest—and constituent input remains very important. The Senate version of the reauthorization bill contains key reader privacy provisions—the House version does not.

The conference committee meets TODAY at 1:30 PM EST. This may be the only meeting of the committee, so your action is needed now!

Please call your Members of Congress TODAY and ask them to support the Senate version of PATRIOT Reauthorization legislation. The Capitol switchboard number is: 202-224-3121.

Your grassroots efforts have truly made a difference in the ongoing debate over PATRIOT provisions—please keep pushing your Members of Congress to support the Senate version of the bill and restore important reader privacy protections.

House PATRIOT Conferees:

Chairman Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
Chairman Hoekstra (R-MI)
Rep. Coble (R-NC)
Rep. Smith (R-TX)
Rep. Gallegly (R-CA)
Rep. Chabot (R-OH)
Rep. Jenkins (R-TN)
Rep. Conyers (D-MI)
Rep. Berman (D-CA)
Rep. Boucher (D-VA)
Rep. Nadler (D-NY)
Rep. Oxley (R-OH)
Rep. Bachus (R-AL)
Rep. Frank (D-MA)
Rep. Harman (D-CA)
Rep. Wilson (R-NM)

Senate PATRIOT Conferees:

Chairman Specter (R-PA)
Chairman Roberts (R-KS)
Senators Hatch (R-UT)
Sen. DeWine (R-OH)
Sen. Kyl (R-AZ)
Sen. Sessions (R-AL)
Sen. Leahy (D-VT)
Sen. Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sen. Kennedy (D-MA)
Sen. Levin (D-MI)