WASHINGTON, D.C.– House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement applauding unanimous House passage of H.R. 1428, the Judicial Redress Act:

“The importance of our national security and cooperation with international law enforcement cannot be understated at a time when terrorist groups around the globe are taking every opportunity to advance their unpredictable agendas,” Rep Scalise said. “Unanimous House passage of this bipartisan measure by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner sends a clear message that sharing information with our allies and strengthening privacy protections of those here and across the world, remain top priorities.  Adding these measures reinforces strong commerce between nations, benefiting American companies and consumers. The Judicial Redress Act reinforces the importance of strategic diplomacy with our international allies, serves as a vital aspect in fortifying protections of our online information, and shows our commitment to reaching a new safe harbor agreement.”