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To Require Presidential Appointment and Senate Approval of the NSA Director and Inspector General

H.R. 3436

Number of Co-Sponsors

34

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Bill Description

This bill, originally introduced by Rep. Sanford (R-SC), requires the Director of the National Security Agency and the Inspector General of the National Security Agency to be appointed by the President with and the consent of the Senate.

Liberty for All's Position

While this bill does not curb the excesses of the growing surveillance state it does begin to restore constitutionally proper Congressional oversight over the defense and law enforcement apparatus of the United States. Recent events have demonstrated that the NSA has consistently exceeded its statutory authority and has not been held accountable for their actions. This bill is a small step in that direction. Liberty For All supports policies that provide for more accountability, transparency, and respect the dignity and sovereignty of every American.

Current Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on October 30, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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