After the Snowden leaks, many wannabe Republican senators made NSA reform a campaign platform. Now that they're in the Senate, privacy advocates hope they'll stay true to their commitment for curbing surveillance and add momentum to a reform bill.
With the snow-capped Montana mountains behind him, flannel-clad Steve Daines blasted the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance practices. “I stood up to the Washington establishment in support of [a bill] to stop the NSA from collecting the records of innocent Americans,” he said. “Big government can take away our freedoms.”