April 11, 2013
Sen. Saxby Chambliss
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The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said on Thursday the collection of telephone records from millions of Americans as part of U.S. counterterrorism efforts has been going on for seven years and lawmakers were aware of it.
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss said on Monday that he plans to ask the CIA to declassify all e-mails surrounding the Benghazi, Libya, attacks in an attempt to make the investigation into last year's assault a national security issue and not a "political exercise."
The U.S. Senate cleared the way on Thursday for an emotional, weeks-long debate on proposals to curb gun violence, rejecting an effort by conservative Republicans to block consideration of gun-control legislation prompted by December's Newtown school massacre.