Enzi: Amendments to The Defense Bill Should Be Heard and Debated
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow senators to offer amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) , debate them, and take votes.
Enzi’s has filed an amendment that would stop the NSA’s broad, sweeping collection of data on Americans’ phone calls. The NSA would still be allowed to carry out investigations that protect national security, and would be allowed to investigate and collect intelligence on individuals that are the subject of a national security investigation.
Enzi says his amendment targeting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would require the agency to obtain the written consent of consumers before collecting any of their financial data. Enzi says he is also offering an amendment that would help protect the religious freedoms of those serving in our military.
Enzi is also co-sponsoring an amendment by Senator Barrasso, (R-WY), that authorizes the National Guard to execute firefighting homeland defense missions under state status, instead of federal status. The Senate is scheduled to resume consideration of the NDAA, on Dec. 9th.