6:21 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Amash says legislation to rein in NSA gaining momentum

Congressman also discusses health care, budget and immigration during town hall meeting in Battle Creek
In a town hall event Wednesday, about 65 people gathered to hear U.S. Rep. Justin Amash discuss the economy, spying and health care at W.K. Kellogg Middle School. Amash began his speech by talking about the National Security Agency and the controversy surrounding revelations on data collection on American citizens.
6:51 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Amash, Conyers vow to press fight on spying programs in new year

New developments, including court ruling on blanket collection of phone records could change debate
Washington Michigans odd couple congressmen have a New Years resolution to press on with their fight against the federal governments spying programs. U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, a GOP sophomore lawmaker from western Michigan, and U.S. Rep.John Conyers, the longtime liberal leader from Detroit, narrowly lost a 217-205 vote this summer in their bipartisan crusade to rein in the National Security Agency’s phone surveillance program.
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8:03 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

WestSouthwest: Mother Jones Magazine looks at Justin Amash and the Republican Party

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Reporter Tim Murphy discusses his article Will GOP Rebel Justin Amash Bring Down the NSA - and His Own Party?

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11:52 am
Sun August 18, 2013

Rep. Amash blasts domestic NSA surveillance again

Amash (R-Grand Rapids) criticized fellow lawmakers to voted against an amendment that would have limited the government's ability to track domestic e-mails and phone calls.
MARSHALL - Friday's town hall held by U.S. Rep. Justin Amash was at different times serious, humorous and contentious. The event was the second stop for Amash, a Republican from Cascade Township, in the area. Earlier in the day, he visited the DaVita Battle Creek Dialysis Center.
7:16 am
Thu July 25, 2013

House rejects Amash amendment to cut off funding for NSA programs

Grand Rapids Republican Justin Amash argued that amendment would protect privacy
Washington - A west Michigan sophomore lawmaker narrowly lost his fight in Congress Wednesday to end the controversial national surveillance program made public this summer by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The effort by U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, galvanized support from civil liberty activists and a leading liberal Democrat