[Congressional Record: September 12, 2006 (Extensions)]
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                                OF 2006


                            HON. JANE HARMAN

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                      Tuesday, September 12, 2006

  Ms. HARMAN. Mr. Speaker, it is critical that we bring the President's 
so-called Terrorist Surveillance Program within legal boundaries set by 
  In the House, a number of bills have been introduced, including H.R. 
5371, the LISTEN Act.
  Today, I am introducing the companion bill to S. 3877, sponsored by 
my Senator, Dianne Feinstein of California, and Senate Judiciary 
Chairman Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania.
  Their bill is pending on the Senate floor and I believe it is 
important for our colleagues to be able to study it.
  Like H.R. 5371, the Feinstein-Specter bill reaffirms the exclusivity 
of FISA and provides additional resources to obtain emergency FISA 
warrants for tracking terror suspects. But their bill also amends FISA 
to lengthen the period for securing emergency warrants and to designate 
additional officials to approve surveillance for a short period in 
advance of the issuance of a warrant.
  These are dangerous times but security and liberty are not a zero-sum 
game. We will be measured in part by whether we uphold the core values 
that keep our Nation strong.