A bill has been introduced to require transparency from the President on the gathering of information on United States persons.
On January 22, 2009, a bill was introduced into the House of Representatives by Jeff Flake of Arizona (R ), which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs
The bill requires the President to transmit to Congress a report on every program of the Federal Government that authorizes or requires the gathering of information on United States persons in the United States, established whether in whole or in part pursuant to the “all necessary and appropriate force” clause contained in the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40).
According to this bill, Public Law 107-40 was enacted on 9/18/01 after the September 11 terrorist attack, but did not contain legal authorization nor approval for domestic electronic surveillance.
Republican Congressman Jeff Flake of Arizona, born in 1962, has served in Congress since 2001. Flake is considered a RINO (Republican In Name Only) by some and in earlier years served as a Mormon missionery in southern Africa. Flake has a webpage exposing government “pork” seen here.
HR 640 <— read the entire bill here
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