FISA warrants are not easy to obtain from a federal court. The govt. agents who seek one must produce a higher level of evidence of criminal conduct than normally required in other types of criminal arrest or search warrants. It would be interesting to know how many FISA warrants are denied. The Act appears to improve on the original Patriot Act by offering better protection to American citizens caught up inavertently in a foreign intelligence sting. On the other hand, if an American citizen is actively engaged in a conspiracy of some sort with a foreign government, our government needs tools to root that out. As everyone knows, FISA warrants were used to investigate impropter conduct of members of the Russian government and associates of Mr. Trump. It is not a matter of being Democrat or Republican; it is a matter of protecting the constitutional institutions that we all depend on from being attacked and eroded by foreign governments which have no love for us, and from those few Americans who either wittingly or unwittingly aid and conspire with those foreign governments. I think reauthorization of the Patriot Act with the added provisions and safeguards is a good idea. I do not think, however, all the name-calling and hate-filled speech written in some of the comments I have read are in anyway helpful, but in fact encourage those persons either foreign or domestic to work even harder to divide Americans. Just remember, a divided nation cannot stand. It never has in all of written history.