Posted on September 12, 2011 in Washington Watch
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Posted by on February 16, 2011 in Blog
After last week’s stunning House vote rejecting the extension of key Patriot Act provisions, this week both the House and Senate passed extensions of those provisions. Those provisions include the “roving wiretap” provision, the “libraries provision,” and the “lone wolf” provision. The House sent the bill introduced by James Sensebrenner (R-WI) to the Senate by a vote of 275 to 144, granting a nine month extension to those provisions. 27 Republicans voted against the extension, including Arab American freshmen members of Congress, Justin Amash (R-MI) and Richard Hanna (R-NY). Congressman Amash released a statement following the vote stating...Read more
Posted by on February 09, 2011 in Blog
Tuesday evening, the House voted against extending key Patriot Act measures. Those measures were the authorization for the FBI to continue using roving wiretaps on targets of surveillance; the “libraries provision” authorizing the government use “any tangible item” in surveillance; and the “lone wolf” provision, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorist Prevention Act measure that permits surveillance of those who are not connected to an identified terrorist group. In the breakdown of the vote, surprisingly 26 Republicans and 122 Democrats voted against extending the above-mentioned measures. Freshman Congressman and Arab-American, Justin Amash (R-MI) was one of the 26 Republicans who voted...Read more
Posted by on January 11, 2011 in Blog
Posted on June 10, 2005 in Speeches and Appearances
Zogby Statement before the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary (pdf)
Hearing on "Reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act"
Dr. James J. ZogbyPresidentArab American Institute1600 K Street NW, Suite 601 Washington, DC 20006(202) 429-9210www.aaiusa.orgJune 10, 2005
Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, Members of the Committee, thank you for convening this important hearing and for inviting me to be with you today.
The horrific terrorist attacks of September 11 were a profound and painful tragedy for all Americans. None of us will ever forget that awful day when thousands of innocent lives were lost.
The attacks were...Read more