Davis: tracking U.S. foes has to be done carefully

Davis: tracking U.S. foes has to be done carefully

An area congressman said the government needs to have the ability to track down those who want to attack America, but it has to be done the right way.

The House narrowly defeated a resolution on Wednesday by a vote of 217 to 205 that would have amended the National Security Agency's authority on collecting phone data.

Republican Representative Rodney Davis of Tayorlville, who voted for the bill, said the House sent a message with that vote that a section of the Patriot Act needs to be changed.

Davis made the comments Thursday on the WDWS Morning Show.

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billbtri5 wrote on July 25, 2013 at 11:07 pm

if you trade security for liberty you'll end up with neither..the measure should of been passed as a show of support for the Constitution and the rights and liberties of the American people, which, I believe he swore an oath to uphold. 

the reality is the Government is going to do with or without Congressional approval..

STM wrote on July 26, 2013 at 8:07 am

Good for Davis, bad for Shimkus. Shimkus voted against the measure. It's (past) time to get rid of Shimkus.