WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 2048, the USA FREEDOM Act.

“The USA Freedom Act establishes important priorities for our national security during a time of global risk and uncertainty, while also strengthening the privacy rights of law-abiding citizens,” Scalise said. “This legislation gives our intelligence community the tools they need to protect our nation from the serious threats we face around the globe, while ensuring the protection of the civil liberties of innocent American citizens.”