Two bills now before the Senate -- S. 2453 and S. 2455-- would
ratify the National Security Agency's continued spying on Americans, without a full investigation by lawmakers. The "Terrorism Surveillance Act" (S. 2455) and the "National Security Act" (S. 2353) would allow surveillance of Americans' domestic and international electronic communication without any evidence they are conspiring with terrorist agents. The government could monitor based on innocent contact with an agent of a foreign power -- allowing the monitoring of journalists, lawyers, scholars, business people, etc.
Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania is proposing an amendment to an appropriations bill to cut funding for NSA surveillance. Call Sen. Patty Murray and Sen. Maria Cantwell, and urge them to support the Specter amendment, stop illegal spying, and demand the facts!