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Jaime Herrera Beutler Statement on Opposing Patriot Act Provision Extension

Long Term Extension Deserves an Open Process

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Washington, May 26, 2011 | comments
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler released the following statement after voting against a four year extension of three provisions of the Patriot Act.
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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler released the following statement after voting against a four year extension of three provisions of the Patriot Act.

“I believe we need to continue to hunt down and bring to justice those who would commit acts of terror against Americans.  For that reason, I supported a short-term Patriot Act extension earlier this year in order to allow time for a robust debate on this important and controversial bill,” said Herrera Beutler.  “However, I believe a multiyear extension of a law as far-reaching as the Patriot Act deserves a full and open debate on the House floor, with opportunity for amendment.  Without that opportunity, I must reserve my support for the bill.”  

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