The White House, President George W. Bush Click to print this document

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 2, 2006

President Applauds Senate for Voting to Renew Patriot Act

     Fact sheet In Focus: Patriot Act

I applaud the Senate for voting to renew the Patriot Act and overcoming the partisan attempts to block its passage. The terrorists have not lost the will or the ability to attack us. The Patriot Act is vital to the war on terror and defending our citizens against a ruthless enemy. This bill will allow our law enforcement officials to continue to use the same tools against terrorists that are already used against drug dealers and other criminals, while safeguarding the civil liberties of the American people.

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