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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Pass FISA Reauthorization In The Senate Before Friday’s Deadline

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on need to get the House-passed FISA reauthorization bill through the Senate. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

Last night, I moved to place the House-passed FISA reauthorization bill on the legislative calendar.

The Senate must pass FISA reauthorization by the April 19th deadline, just a few days away. We don’t have much time to act.

To keep the process on FISA moving, today I will file cloture on the motion to proceed to the House-passed bill.

Democrats and Republicans are going to have to work together to meet the April 19th deadline. If we don’t cooperate, FISA will expire, so we must be ready to cooperate.