October 23, 2003
Second Anniversary of Patriot Act on October 26
"October 26 marks the second anniversary of the enactment of the USA-PATRIOT Act. I was the only Senator to vote against the Act at the time because I believe that it goes too far in allowing the government to obtain personal information about law-abiding Americans who are not suspected terrorists or spies. Today, I am pleased to be working with Senators from both parties who agree that portions of the law must be changed."