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Salazar Backs Changes to Patriot Act

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U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar is front and center today as he stands with Senators Larry Craig (R-Idaho) and Richard Durbin (D-Illinois) who have introduced the SAFE Act, which will eliminate some of the most controversial and privacy intrusive features of the USA Patriot Act.

Salazar says he arrived at the need for revision of the Patriot Act by viewing it through the lens of a law enforcement officer.

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He said the government must balance the needs to fight terrorists and preserve civil liberties. “I believe the SAFE Act achieves that balance.”

Among the SAFE Act’s changes:

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