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U.S. Representative Justin Amash

Representing the 3rd District of Michigan

Amash leads bipartisan letter asking for briefing from administration on Yahoo email searches

October 14, 2016
Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2016
 
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Corie Whalen
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Amash leads bipartisan letter asking for briefing from administration on Yahoo email searches
Conflicting reports require answers from top officials
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) today led a bipartisan coalition of 48 representatives on a letter asking Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for a briefing to resolve questions raised by recent reports that Yahoo had searched all its users’ incoming emails at the federal government’s request.
 
The letter is attached.
 
“Members of Congress have a responsibility to oversee surveillance practices and ensure that all activities comply with the Constitution and federal law,” said Amash. “Our number one job is protecting the rights of the people.”
 
In addition to Amash and Lieu, the letter was signed by Reps. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Raúl R. Labrador (R-Idaho), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), Joe Barton (R-Texas), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), H. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), Rod Blum (R-Iowa), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Ted Poe (R-Texas), Andy Harris (R-Md.), Randy Weber (R-Texas), Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Dave Brat (R-Va.), Jared Polis (D-Calif.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), James P. McGovern (D-Mass.), F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-Wis.), Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Dan Kildee (D-Mich.), Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), Curt Clawson (R-Fla.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), Cynthia M. Lummis (R-Wyo.), Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.), Michael M. Honda (D-Calif.), Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.), Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), Scott Garrett (R-N.J.), John Fleming, M.D. (R-La.), Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), and Suzan K. DelBene (D-Wash.).
 
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