Press Release ● Defense and National Security
For Immediate Release: 
February 15, 2008
Contact Info: 
Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the President spoke at the White House on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act:
“After refusing to extend current law, the President repeated today his untenable and irresponsible claim that our national security will be jeopardized unless the House immediately rubber-stamps a Senate bill to modify the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.   In fact, a wide range of national security experts has made clear that the President and our intelligence community have all the tools they need to protect our nation, if the PAA expires.  The President’s comments are wrong, divisive and nothing more than fear-mongering.  Democrats are ready to sit down with the White House and Republicans in Congress to work together to craft strong, bipartisan legislation.”