Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, presented the keynote address on surveillance and foreign intelligence gathering in the United States at the Georgetown University Law Center. His prepared remarks can be viewed here
Congressman Sensenbrenner and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced H.R. 3361/S. 1599, the USA FREEDOM Act, which seeks to restore Americans’ privacy rights by ending the government’s dragnet collection of phone records and requiring greater oversight, transparency and accountability with respect to domestic surveillance authorities.  

The comprehensive USA FREEDOM Act has over 100 bipartisan cosponsors in the House and Senate and has been endorsed by groups ranging from the NRA to the ACLU. It also has garnered the support of technology companies such as Apple, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, LinkedIn and Mozilla.