Burchett to Speaker Pelosi, Leader Hoyer: Do not tie Coronavirus response to FISA re-authorization

February 28, 2020
Press Release
Leads 38 of his colleagues in letter to Democrat leadership

WASHINGTON (Feb. 28, 2020) -- Today, Congressman Tim Burchett (TN-02) sent a letter co-signed by 38 members of Congress to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urging separate bills for Coronavirus response funding and re-authorizing the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). 

“It is our belief, and, we believe, the belief of most Americans, that Congress should not tie these two, unrelated issues together,” the members wrote in their letter. “Public health has nothing to do with foreign intelligence surveillance.” 

Congress is expected to take up a measure addressing Coronavirus response funding as early as next week. Rep. Burchett was joined by Reps. Phil Roe (TN-01), Andy Harris (MD-01), Steve Watkins (KS-02), H. Morgan Griffith (VA-09), Scott Desjarlais (TN-04), Mike Kelly (PA-16), Ross Spano (FL-15), Kelly Armstrong (ND-AL), Greg Murphy (NC-03), Chris Stewart (UT-02), Van Taylor (TX-03), John Rose (TN-06), Ben Cline (VA-06), Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03), Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Mike Rogers (AL-03), Matt Gaetz (FL-01), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Ralph Norman (SC-05), James Baird (IN-04), Mike Johnson (LA-04), Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16), Russ Fulcher (ID-01), Scott Perry (PA-10), Randy Weber (TX-14), Mark Meadows (NC-11), Denver Riggleman (VA-05), French Hill (AR-02), Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Brian Babin (TX-36), Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), Tom Emmer (MN-06), Thomas Massie (KY-04), Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Jim Jordan (OH-04), Mark Green (TN-07), Ken Buck (CO-04), and William Timmons (SC-04) in sending this letter to Democrat leadership. 

You can read the full letter here.