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Hearing on Bill to Expand Patriot Act

May 18, 2004 – Legislative hearing on H.R. 3179, the “Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Tools Improvement Act of 2003.”

  • Witness List, Chairman Howard Coble, Daniel Bryant, Thomas Harrington, and from the prepared statement of Bob Barr, “The question before us today is whether the USA PATRIOT Act should be expanded this year. In short, the answer is NO. Put simply, Congress should not provide more powers to an ever-growing federal government without carefully and exhaustively reviewing how it is using the powers it already has.”
  • For reference, see also what is referred to as the Patriot Act II, otherwise titled, Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003.
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