The Speaker acknowledged some Republicans want to tweak the USA Freedom Act.
"We will be trying to stop it," the presidential candidate said.
Mike Rogers said an important anti-terrorism tool is now "off the table."
White House says Obama wants surveillance reform.
“We have to have the ability to monitor these communications,” he said.
Congress is in the opening rounds of a month-long battle over NSA spying.
Bush said keeping the programs in place was "the best part of the Obama administration."
Advocates are trying to squeeze their last arguments in before Thursday's markup.
Former NSA employees are a hot commodity.
Civil libertarians hope to force changes when part of the Patriot Act sunsets in June.
The heavily redacted oversight reports were made public on Christmas Eve.
Fifteen aircraft conducted 45 strikes in northwestern Iraq earlier this month.
The senator told reporters the phone data program "needs to be ramped up hugely."
Senate GOP leader defends his support for the Patriot Act and Section 215.
Christie also urged lawmakers to reauthorize the Patriot Act.
“I commend the federal courts for upholding our Constitution," he said.
The fact of the matter is that a growing number of Americans are distrustful of our government.
Law enforcement is pleading for help to access encrypted devices.
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The effort appears focused on gaining access to user data on phones and tablets.
Rubio drew the ire of Rep. Polis (D-Colo.) by defending surveillance programs.
Here are five items lawmakers and tech advocates hope to move in the new Congress.
Avril Haines, the CIA's No. 2 officer, replaces Tony Blinken, who is going to State.
An update to the Freedom of Information Act squeezed through the Senate Monday.