WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement regarding Senate passage of the House-passed USA Freedom Act:

“I applaud the Senate for taking action and approving the bipartisan, House-passed USA Freedom Act, giving our intelligence community the tools they need to protect our nation from the serious threats we face around the globe, while also protecting the privacy and civil liberties of law-abiding American citizens,” Scalise said. “I urge the President to sign this critical legislation as quickly as possible to ensure the continued safety and protection of the American people from terrorists who want to do us harm.”