Barack Obama and Joe Biden's Campaign Promise

Homeland Security

Improve Intelligence Capacity and Protect Civil Liberties

Give Real Authority to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board:

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    Created by Congress and recommended by the 9/11 Commission, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board needs to be substantially reformed and empowered to safeguard against an erosion in American civil liberties. As president, Barack Obama will support efforts to strengthen the Board with subpoena powers and reporting responsibilities, will give the Board a robust mandate designed to protect American civil liberties and will demand transparency from the Board to ensure accountability.