Owens’ Statement on FY 2024 NDAA

WASHINGTON – Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) released the following statement on his vote against the National Defense Authorization (NDAA) Act of 2024.

“Time and again, the Biden administration has abused Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Act, eroding American civil liberties,” said Rep. Owens.” From labeling parents as terrorists to conducting hundreds of thousands of warrantless “backdoor” searches into Americans’ private communications, the White House continues to violate the fundamental rights enshrined in our founding documents. Although the National Defense Authorization (NDAA) Act of 2024 includes priorities I have long championed as a member of Congress, it lacks the much-needed reform for Section 702 of FISA to rein in Biden’s abuse of power. That is why I am voting NO on this year’s NDAA.”

The full text of the legislation is available here.

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