Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Striking a New Balance

Renewing and Reviewing the PATRIOT Act

Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 10:00am – 11:30am

The expiration at the end of this year of several provisions of the 2001 USA PATRIOT Act relating to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and domestic surveillance of terrorism suspects has prompted fresh debate in both houses of Congress over the appropriate balance between counterterrorism authorities for U.S. law enforcement agencies and the need to preserve American civil liberties.

Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a discussion on this important issue with Representative Jane Harman, chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment, and the Center’s Rudy deLeon and Ken Gude.

Introduction and moderated by:

Rudy deLeon, Senior Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress

Opening remarks by:

Representative Jane Harman (D-CA)


Representative Jane Harman (D-CA)

Ken Gude, Associate Director, International Rights & Responsibility, Center for American Progress

Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.

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