The liberal Democrat's comments caused a minor stir on Twitter.
A new Justice Department memo increases pressure on Congress to act before June 1.
The minority leader said passage would "restore the confidence of the American people."
PHILADELPHIA — The GOP presidential candidate said he will filibuster a short-term extension.
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.
The GOP presidential candidate blamed the NSA's phone data collection program.
Senate leaders will bring the USA Freedom Act up for a vote they seem confident will fail.
He may not have much choice but to go along with NSA reformers due to a condensed calendar.
Paul said he would target NSA activities "towards our enemies."
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.
New legislation pushes back against government access to personal data stored on US corporation...
The effort appears focused on gaining access to user data on phones and tablets.