I support bringing the Senate-passed reforms of FISA to the floor immediately. The reality is that a majority of this body, Democrat and Republican, want to take up this bill that will close the gap in our intelligence collection that expired nineteen days ago.

The Senate bill will reestablish the procedures we set up in August to listen to foreigners in foreign countries.  We are now operating under outdated procedures that are delaying our ability to listen to tips that come in today.  We have an obligation to keep Americans safe, and liberal Democrats are playing a dangerous game with our national security by refusing to allow a vote on crucial reforms to FISA.