Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act

On September 11, 2001, the world changed forever when our homeland was attacked. Since that time, there has been a desire for violent extremists to attack us again. We live in a dangerous time. The October 7th attacks on Israel and the fact that over 300+ individuals who match the terror watchlist have crossed our open southern border, there has never been a more important time to protect the safety of Americans.

We must protect our country, but we also must protect our privacies.

Friday the U.S. House voted on H.R. 7888, the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act. This bill is the largest reform to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in decades. It protects Americans from foreign threats of espionage, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction while adding 56 different FISA process reforms to keep our government from spying on American citizens.

Many of these meaningful reforms to the abused FISA program focused specifically on section 702, which would have prevented the abuses in the Carter Page case and Crossfire Hurricane investigation, ensuring those abuses can never happen again.

As a former fighter pilot, I used FISA in every single combat mission I flew over Syria and Iraq. It is an important tool for our military and national security. No bill is perfect, but I am proud of the wins that Chairman Jim Jordan and others fought for to protect the freedoms of Americans. This bill strikes the balance between protecting our privacy and protecting us against terrorists. The program will only be extended for two years at which point it can be re-evaluated with a new President in office.


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