Revelations of NSA Spying in America
Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Christopher Shays (R-CT), co-chairs of the Congressional 9/11 Commission Caucus and co-authors of legislation to strengthen the Civil Liberties Board ( H.R. 1310 - See Press Release), today again made the case for a stronger board in a joint statement:
“These news reports should be a wake-up call to all Americans. A year-and-a-half ago, the 9/11 Commission said that a strong Civil Liberties Board is necessary, and it is easy to see why. The board was created one year ago tomorrow, and it has yet to meet. On its report card, the 9/11 commissioners gave our government a “D” for its effort to implement the board, which is probably a generous grade.
“American citizens need a stronger watchdog to monitor and protect our civil liberties. We call on Congress to consider and pass the legislation that would give teeth to the Civil Liberties Board.”