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Washington, D.C. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement regarding tonight's expiration of intelligence programs, being replaced by the USA Freedom Act:
 
"When the clock strikes midnight, Americans will be less safe because of a presidential leadership void and gross misinformation that combined to kill critical intelligence programs at a time of rising terrorist threats to the United States and our allies. By abandoning these programs and enacting the USA Freedom Act, President Obama and his allies in Congress are unilaterally disarming the U.S. in the fight against terrorism and taking away a valuable early warning tool from people whose sole duty is to keep us safe.  
 
"As the recent terrorist attacks in Paris have shown, now is the worst possible time to undermine the very tools that keep our people safe. We need a president who is willing to do what is necessary to protect Americans and destroy ISIS. ‎I hope people will come to grips with the current threats facing our nation and join the effort that Senator Tom Cotton and I have started to reauthorize these important programs before it is too late.‎"
 
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