(Washington, D.C.) The Senate Juciary Committee is questioning top Obama administration officials today as senators look at possible limits on the National Security Agencys's surveillance programs. Iowa Senator Charles Grassley said there are several questions raised by the media that need to be addressed.
"What information about American citizens is being collected by the government, whether the programs are being conducted as congress intended and whether there are sufficent safeguards to ensure they are not being abused by this or any other administration."
Last week the house narrowly rejected a proposal to effectively shut down the NSA's secret collection of hundreds of millions of people's phone records in the U.S.
Iowa Radio Network
July 31, 2013