I commend Chairman Dinkins and the other members of the Board for their hard work and dedication to the cause of safeguarding our fundamental liberties. Our decision to strengthen the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board reflects their experience and a desire to ensure the Board's independence. The White House's failure to move forward with appointing the new board is unacceptable, and I call on the Administration to do so as quickly as possible to prevent a gap in this vital mission.