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Upon learning that Senator Paul tested positive for COVID-19, I consulted the Attending Physician of the U.S. Congress Dr. Harding. Senator Paul advised me that because I have no symptoms or other risk factors, a COVID-19 test was not warranted, however, given the timing, proximity, and duration of my exposure to Sen. Senator Paul, Senator Paul directed me to self-quarantine for 14 days. That means no traveling or voting. But I will continue to make sure Utah's voice is heard as we shape the federal response to the Coronavirus through phone, text, email and whatever other means are available.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., supports the legislation and had hoped to pass it last Thursday, but Mitch McConnell was forced to delay consideration past the expiration date after Mike Lee, R-Utah, and two other senators Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ron Wyden said they would object. The House legislation, negotiated by White House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, would renew several provisions the FBI sees as vital to fighting terrorism but also aim to ensure stricter oversight of how the bureau conducts surveillance. PAUL : MY FISA AMENDMENT WILL KEEP Mike Lee had proposed a deal on the Senate floor Thursday extension of the current authorities if the Senate would consider several amendments to the White House bill that would further limit them. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, speaking on the floor for Mitch McConnell, objected to that deal, saying the Senate should instead pass the House bill. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has pushed for FISA reforms. ( AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Were not a rubberstamp for the House of Representatives, were certainly not a rubber stamp for the Deep State.
Families seem to provide a strong defense, perhaps the strongest, against becoming addicted in the first place, there’s not an easy, simple answer. We need pro-family policies, we need to identify policies that might be harming families or undermining them, that might be discouraging people from getting married or that punish them for doing so, or other policies that erode the family structure.
The USA Freedom Act does not propose that we abandon any and all efforts to analyze telephone data, what we're talking about here is a program that currently contemplates the collection of all data just as a routine matter and the aggregation of all that data in one database. That causes concerns for a lot of people... There's a lot of potential for abuse.