Press Releases

Press Releases

Issa Statement on Unanimous Passage of Email Privacy Act

Press Release
Feb 6, 2017

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Email Privacy Act, which would require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before searching or accessing Americans' emails:

"If the government wants to read your emails, then they should be required to obtain a warrant just like they would need in order to read your letters, search your hard drive or listen in on your phone calls. Technology has made incredible advances over the years, but the privacy laws for digital communications just haven't kept pace. Right now, the rules governing how and when the government can access a person's emails, photos, documents and other online communications are outdated and do not provide for the same Fourth Amendment protections given to on-paper or in-person communications. The bill we've passed today is an important privacy safeguard that will help cement Americans' rights in the digital age."

The Email Privacy Act is backed by privacy advocates, tech industry representatives, limited-government groups and business organizations including the ACLU, the Consumer Technology Association, the US Chamber of Commerce, FreedomWorks, the Internet Association and more. (full list)

Press Release Apr 26, 2017

Today, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) reintroduced the First Responders Passport Act which would allow the Secretary of State to waive passport fees for certain American first... Read More

Press Release Apr 25, 2017

Today, Congressmen Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation to help increase the number of doctors available to work in underserved and rural areas.

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