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Re-establish collection of all metadata; make it searchable

On government surveillance programs: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) asked Pompeo to elaborate on a recent op-ed that he wrote in The Wall Street Journal, in which he argued, "Congress should pass a law re-establishing collection of all metadata, and combining it with publicly available financial and lifestyle information into a comprehensive, searchable database. Legal and bureaucratic impediments to surveillance should be removed." Pompeo, in response to Wyden, said, "I still continue to stand behind the commitment to keep Americans safe, and by conducting lawful intelligence collection." He added, "as the director of CIA, you have my assurance that we will not engage in unlawful activity. [But] if someone's out there on their Facebook page talking about or plotting an attack on America, I think you would the director of the CIA and the intelligence community grossly negligent if they didn't pursue that information."
Source: Ballotpedia.org: 2017 Trump transition confirmation hearings , Jan 13, 2017

Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government.

Congressional Summary:

Proponent's Argument for voting Yes:

Opponent's Argument for voting No:
Reference: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act; Bill H.R.624 ; vote number 13-HV117 on Apr 18, 2013

Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio.

    Congressional Summary: To prohibit Federal funding of National Public Radio and the use of Federal funds to acquire radio content, including:
  1. broadcasting, transmitting, and programming over noncommercial educational radio broadcast Corporation for Public Broadcasting was created in 1967. Today, we have multiple listening choices; NPR [has become an] absurd anachronism. It is time to move forward and to let National Public Radio spread its wings and support itself.

    Opponent's Argument for voting No:
    [Rep. Waxman, D-CA]: This bill will cripple National Public Radio, public radio stations, and programming that is vital to over 27 million Americans. We are now voting to deny the public access to one of our Nation's most credible sources of news coverage. This bill does not save a penny. This legislation does not serve any fiscal purpose, but it does serve an ugly ideological one. This legislation is not about reforming NPR. It is about punishing NPR. It is vindictive, it is mean-spirited, it is going to hit the smallest stations in rural areas particularly hard. Public radio is indispensable for access to news that's hard to get, especially where broadband service is limited.

    Reference: Prohibit Federal Funds for NPR; Bill H.1076 ; vote number 11-HV192 on Mar 17, 2011

    End net neutrality; allow tiered Internet service.

    Pompeo co-sponsored Internet Freedom Act

    Congressional Summary:Prohibits the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from proposing, promulgating, or issuing any regulations with regard to the Internet or IP-enabled services. Makes such prohibition non-applicable to regulations that are determined necessary to:

    1. prevent damage to U.S. national security;
    2. ensure public safety; or
    3. assist or facilitate any actions taken by federal and state law enforcement agencies.

    Congressional Findings:

    OnTheIssues Explanation: This bill opposes "net neutrality," the principle that all users should have equal access to the Internet. By disallowing FCC regulation, commercial carriers could create "tiered service" (which is the opposite of "net neutrality"). Tiered Internet service would allow, for example, faster access for companies who paid more (such as for ads).

    Source: H.R.96 11-HR096 on Jan 5, 2011

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