Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
– U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today praised Senate passage of the PATRIOT Act reauthorization. The vote in the Senate was 89-10.
“The PATRIOT Act helps our intelligence and law enforcement agencies protect us from a vicious enemy. The tools it provides are necessary to help fight and win the War on Terror.
“The legislation also strikes a good balance protecting the rights of individuals while protecting the security of our nation. I’m pleased the Senate passed the extension and look forward to President Bush signing it into law.”