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Congressman Pete King

Representing the 2nd District of New York

Congressman Peter King, Chairman, Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterintelligence & Terrorism, Member of Select Committee on Intelligence, Issued The Following Statement:

Jul 25, 2013

“I am delighted and proud that the House of Representatives defeated the Amash Amendment this evening. This amendment would have  effectively crippled the NSA surveillance program and severely damaged American security. As someone who lost so many friends and neighbors on September 11th, I know firsthand how effective the NSA program has been in preventing subsequent terrorist massacres, such as the 2009 attempted New York City subway bombing. Passage of the Amash Amendment would have been a crushing blow for homeland security and a victory for paranoia and isolationism.”

Here's more of the Congressman's thoughts during a recent appearance on Fox News: