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Readout of the President's Meeting with Members of Congress

Today President Obama met with Members of Congress to discuss the Administration’s ongoing review of signals intelligence programs, including our study of the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies report. In August, the President committed his Administration to working with Congress to pursue reforms to our nation’s surveillance programs and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. This meeting was an opportunity for the President to hear from the Members about the work they have been doing on these issues since they last met and solicit their input as we near the end of our internal review. The President thanked the Members for their ongoing work on these challenging issues.

The following Members of Congress attended:

  • Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, Chairman, Select Committee on Intelligence 

  • Senator Saxby Chambliss, R-GA, Vice Chairman, Select Committee on Intelligence 

  • Senator Patrick Leahy, D-VT, Chairman, Judiciary Committee 

  • Senator Chuck Grassley, R-IA, Ranking Member, Judiciary Committee 

  • Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL, Assistant Majority Leader and Chairman, Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense 

  • Senator Thad Cochran, R-MS, Ranking Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense 

  • Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-CT 

  • Senator Mark Udall, D-CO 

  • Senator Ron Wyden, D-OR 

  • Representative Mike Rogers, R-MI, Chairman, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 

  • Representative Bob Goodlatte, R-VA, Chairman, Judiciary Committee 

  • Representative John Conyers, D-MI, Ranking Member, Judiciary Committee 

  • Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-NJ, Chairman, Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense 

  • Representative Peter Visclosky, D-IN, Ranking Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense 

  • Representative Adam Schiff, D-CA 

Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, R-WI

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