In this week’s address, the President addressed critical pieces of national security business that remained unfinished when the Senate left town.
This Sunday at midnight, key tools used to protect against terrorist threats are set to expire. The USA Freedom Act strikes a balance between security and privacy, reauthorizing important measures that give our national security professionals the authorities they use to keep us safe, while also implementing reforms that enhance the privacy and civil liberties of our citizens. But currently, a small group of senators is standing in its way.
The President asked Americans to speak with one voice to the Senate to put politics aside, put the safety of the American people first, and pass the USA Freedom Act now.
This week, the President donned a yarmulka at Adas Israel Congregation, where he also sang and danced with some preschoolers, marked the first Memorial Day since our war in Afghanistan came to an end, hosted the NATO Secretary-General in the Oval Office, and answered your questions on climate change during a Twitter Q&A in Miami. That’s May 22 to May 28th or, “High Fives for Everybody!”