Congress Trashes 4th Amendment: Bill Creates DeFacto National Database
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. December 2, 2017
Citizens nationwide who support data privacy joined together in opposing the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (FEPA). Despite this, House Leadership caved to the wishes of Big Data and other special interests and ignored the concerns of everyday Americans.
Knowing the public does not want this bill, the House Oversight Committee, chaired by Republican Trey Gowdy, passed the bill on a voice vote. It then moved to the House where rules were suspended and the bill was jammed through on a voice vote without a written record of how each Congressman voted.