From Congressman Darin LaHood:

LaHood Supports FISA Section 702 Reauthorization and Reform

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-16), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), voted to support H.R. 7888, the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act (RISAA). The bill, which LaHood helped author as the lead on HPSCI’s Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Working Group, is the largest reform of the FBI in a generation and puts an end to FISA abuses while maintaining Section 702’s ability to target bad actors overseas and keep Americans safe. 

“We face the greatest terrorist threat since 9/11. The most important tool our Intelligence Community has to keep Americans safe from those threats is Section 702 of FISA, but it must be reformed to protect American civil liberties from abuses.

“Over the past year, Intelligence Committee Republicans have worked to address the unacceptable Section 702 abuses, like the inappropriate FBI query I believe was committed against me, and the Title I FISA abuses outside of Section 702, like those in the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. The RISAA  incorporates over 50 FISA reforms and marks the largest reform of the FBI in a generation. 

“At a time when Iran, Russia, and the CCP are working every day to undermine our freedom and our interests around the globe, and with a wide open southern border, allowing Section 702 of FISA to expire or be gutted would put our country at grave risk. The RISAA takes the necessary steps to overhaul the FBI, prevent the abuses committed against President Trump’s campaign from happening again, protect American civil liberties, and bring needed transparency to the FISA Court, while also allowing our intelligence services to continue to hunt down terrorists and bad actors. I look forward to our continued work on the Intelligence Committee to provide oversight on the Intelligence Community and keep Americans safe.”

LaHood’s remarks during debate on the floor can be viewed here and below. 

LaHood’s remarks during debate on the floor can be viewed here and below. 

Background on RISAA Reforms

The bill institutes the largest reform of the FBI in a generation by: 

  • Reducing the number of FBI personnel authorized to make U.S. person queries by over 90 percent.
  • Creating new criminal liability and increased penalties for government officials who engage in a range of misconduct related to FISA, such as leaking FISA-derived information or making false declaration before the FISA Court, which would prevent abuses like those that occurred against Carter Paige and the Trump campaign from ever happening again.
  • And requiring independent audits of 100 percent of the FBI’s U.S. person queries.

The bill ends the separate Title I FISA abuses committed in the Crossfire Hurricane investigation and against the Trump campaign by: 

  • Creating enhanced criminal penalties for those who violated FISA applications or lied to the FISA court.
  • Giving the FISA court the authority to prosecute for contempt.
  • Prohibiting the use of political opposition research and press reports to get a FISA order.

The bill reforms and brings greater transparency to the FISA court by:

  • Mandating transcripts for deliberations in the court.
  • Assigning counsel to scrutinize U.S. surveillance applications.
  • Requiring the same FISA court judge to rule on surveillance extensions.

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From Breitbart:

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) proposed an amendment to the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act (RISAA), a bill that would reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Section 702 is a law that is meant to target foreign adversaries, but often surveils Americans’ private communications without a warrant.

The amendment tied at 212-212 in the House; a tie in the House means that the measure fails. Although Biggs’s amendment did receive support from a majority of Republicans, 86 House Republicans failed to support the proposal.

A warrant requirement is overwhelmingly backed by Americans. A YouGov poll commissioned by FreedomWorks and Demand Progress found that 76 percent of Americans support a warrant requirement, while only 12 percent oppose.

[Among] The 86 House Republicans that voted for warrantless surveillance of Americans are [is}


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FISA abuses described below:



  1. Another uniparty swamp rat trying to remain in power. I bet he voted against Amendment 1 which required the FBI to get a warrant before spying on US citizens. He swore an oath to protect our rights yet wipes his ass with the constitution. Read the 4th Amendment Darin. You violated yor oath you RINO swamp rat.

  2. “I bet he voted against Amendment 1…”

    So you don’t know if that’s the case. Take a position though, based on ignorance. MAGA!

  3. Thanks for the update Cal.

    Darin being an IL “R” aka RINO I didn’t even have to look it up to already know.

    The poor trolls can’t stand it when I’m once again correct.

  4. Another example that we are living in troubling times with the United States Constitution no longer enforced by Congress. Sad times indeed.

  5. No kidding Ken.

    On the WI website they tell illegals we will give you a voter ID card if they come to their state.

    Elections are being stolen.

  6. Indeed JT and then American citizens are branded as ‘terrorists’ by the government and media. Shaking my head.

  7. Another piece of sh!t.

    Daddy was in Obongo’s cabinet

    Daddy was kind of a crook.

    In 2012, while serving as U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Daddy Ray LaHood accepted a $50,000 check that he knew had originated from Gilbert Chagoury, a Lebanese foreign national. LaHood failed to disclose this on two government ethics forms, and he also made misleading statements to the FBI when asked about the source of the check.
    The Department of Justice considered the investigation resolved in March 2021 after LaHood agreed to pay a $40,000 fine.

    I guess Daddy LaHood got to keep $10k.

    Daddy’s mistake: took money from an anti-Israel Lebanese Christian and not an Israeli or AIPAC agent.

    I wonder what the Deep State has on Baby Darrin LaHood swamprat RINO?

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