ACLU and FreedomWorks Statement on USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act 2020
In this letter to the U.S. Senate, the ACLU and FreedomWorks urged Senators to vote "NO" on cloture to H.R. 6172, the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020. Congress has had over four years to consider provisions of the Patriot Act set to expire on March 15, 2020. Despite this, disappointingly, the reforms contained in H.R. 6172 are minimal, and in many cases merely represent a codification of the status quo. Voting "NO" on cloture will help to ensure that there is opportunity for amendments, proposed by a bipartisan group of Senators, to improve the bill.