There Are No More Excuses (Rep. Charlie Dent)

Our first order of business this week should be a vote on the Senate-passed FISA bill. On February 12, the Senate voted to make improvements to FISA and close a dangerous intelligence gap. This bill enjoyed strong bipartisan support as evidenced by a final vote tally of 68-29. I believe it will pass the House with the same strong bipartisan support.

It has now been sixteen days since the Protect America Act expired. And for all that time, we have had a bipartisan solution in hand. This entire episode is a perfect example of why Americans are frustrated with a broken Washington. Failure to act on the PAA is tantamount to dereliction of duty.

There are no more excuses. It’s time to take ‘yes’ for an answer. It is time to get the job done.