See No Danger? Hear No Danger? Congress Missing in Action!
Recorded on February 26, 2008
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
The Protect America Act, signed into law in August 2007, updated
the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to exempt
surveillance of communications between persons located outside of
the United States when the communications happen to pass through
domestic networks, a type of communications to which Congress never
intended FISA to apply. The bill expired on February 16,
2008, greatly complicating the task of the intelligence services
and the telecommunications companies that must cooperate with them
to make their efforts efficient and effective. How
significant is the law's expiration for American national
security? Join us as Representative Peter Hoekstra, Ranking
Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,
addresses this pressing issue.