Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) today issued the following statement calling on the Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act:

“Because the Senate failed to complete its work last Saturday, passage of the USA Freedom Act remains the only viable legislative option that will bring real reform and ensure no lapse in intelligence authorities. The House-passed bill is the only bill the Senate can pass and send to the President before Sunday night’s deadline.

“We remain disappointed that despite broad support for the USA Freedom Act, the Senate has blocked it from consideration. The Senate has another chance to act responsibly this Sunday by taking up and passing the House-passed USA Freedom Act before the sunset takes effect on Sunday night.”