Garrett Votes to Protect Americans From Unlawful Search and Seizure


Date: July 11, 2016
Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) issued the following statement after he voted "no" on H.R. 5606, the Sharing is Strength Act.

"The so-called Sharing is Strength Act has nothing to do with terrorism and has everything to do with the government having the ability to attain personal financial information from the American people, even if it has no connection with terrorism. This bill falls well short in providing the necessary constitutional safeguards to protect innocent people from unlawful searches and seizures, therefore I could not support it."

"Additionally, this bill skipped the normal legislative process that should include committee hearings, a time for Members to offer amendments, and debate on the House floor. The American people deserve transparency and an open process from the People's House, and they deserve to know that their constitutional rights are being protected."