For Immediate Release
May 14, 2020
COAL CITY, WV – United States Senate Candidate Paula Jean Swearengin has issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate vote on the Wyden-Daines amendment.
“The Patriot Act has condoned unwarranted prying of the United States government into the private lives of American Citizens for nearly two decades. I am not surprised that West Virginia Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin voted down the amendment that would have disallowed law enforcement from spying on our internet search histories. Their voting records show that they value government overreach over citizen privacy time and time again.
West Virginians need representatives in Washington, D.C. who value every American’s right to privacy. When I am Senator, I intend to fight for things that all West Virginians need. Things like comprehensive broadband, investment in public infrastructure and a renewable energy future. I won’t be fighting to hand our government limitless power to violate our basic rights to privacy.”
Democrat Paula Jean Swearengin is a coal miner’s daughter and granddaughter who has been fighting for clean water, clean air and a diverse economy for the Appalachian community for decades. Swearengin is fighting for bold policies that diversify West Virginia’s economy including the Federal Jobs Guarantee, and the Reclaim Act that would renew abandoned coal towns and bring more jobs and small businesses to West Virginia. She supports federal funding and grants to rebuild and expand infrastructure, create statewide broadband and entice new industry to West Virginia.
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