A group of experts, hand-picked by the President himself, have issued a report with specific recommendations to rein in the NSA. The Review Group carefully analyzed the NSA's activities, and recently proposed changes that would protect our personal privacy, at no expense to our national security.
These proposals were presented as a coherent, comprehensive plan - and they should be treated as such. We shouldn't have to trade our privacy and freedom for our safety. And we don't. The Group's recommendations proved that point, and showed us the way forward.
That's why I support the "Big Brother Is Not Watching You Act" (formerly the "Mind Your Own Business Act") - to curb the NSA's infatuation with spying on innocent Americans. That one-page bill directs the President to implement each and every one of the Review Board's 46 recommendations, within one year or less.
We demand real reform of the spying-industrial complex, and we won't accept anything less.
To require the President to implement the recommendations of the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies.
1. Short title
This Act may be cited as the " Big Brother Is Not Watching You Act ".
2. Required implementation of recommendations
(a) Required action
The President and all Executive Departments and Independent Agencies shall take all such actions, including all necessary rulemaking, needed to implement the 46 enumerated recommendations of the report entitled "Liberty and Security in a Changing World" issued on December 12, 2013, by the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies.
(b) Grant of authority
The President, Executive Departments, and Independent Agencies are granted all statutory authority necessary and proper to implement the recommendations referred to in subsection (a).
All rulemaking originated pursuant to section 1 of this Act shall be concluded within one year of the enactment of this Act.
(b) Executive orders
All Executive orders necessary to accomplish the requirements of section 1 of this Act shall be issued within six months of the enactment of this Act.