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Congressman Diane Black

Representing the 6th District of Tennessee


Rep. Black: Memo Release is About Transparency

February 2, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) released the following statement after the GOP House Intelligence Committee FISA Memo was made public:

“I’m glad the public will now have the opportunity to review the contents of the memo and judge for themselves the actions of the FBI related to the FISA Court. This is not about driving a partisan agenda; this is about transparency.

I voted against FISA reauthorization because I believed that the bill did not include adequate protections for Americans’ civil liberties. There are growing threats to our national and homeland security and our law enforcement and intelligence agencies need the resources to combat those threats. But the bill as written was far too broad and created too many opportunities for abuse. The memo provides significant evidence that abuse has happened and will continue to happen without proper checks and balances.”  


Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. A nurse for more than 40 years, she serves as a member of the House Budget Committee and the Ways and Means Committee.