As chairwoman and later ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Dianne Feinstein, California's senior senator, has championed the pro-government, pro-surveillance, and pro-law-enforcement arguments in many privacy and national-security debates. She and Richard Burr, the North Carolina Republican who now chairs the Intelligence Committee, co-sponsored the first piece of legislation targeting unbreakable encryption.
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