WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the following statement:

Congressman Sensenbrenner: “Political posturing does not make this country safer and it certainly isn’t a serious approach to the challenges we face. The bulk collection of innocent Americans’ data is not only a government intrusion, but it also overwhelms intelligence agents, increasing the likelihood they miss crucial information. Further, the promulgation that the terrorist onslaught in Paris could’ve been prevented under the NSA’s overbearing bulk data collection program is fundamentally false. It was still in effect at the time of the Boston Marathon and Paris attacks, as well as the lead up to the attacks in San Bernardino. USA FREEDOM is carefully balanced legislation that gives intelligence agencies the tools they need to keep America safe. Claims to the contrary are fear mongering, plain and simple.”