"The United States needs a comprehensive way to battle the clear threat of lone-wolf terrorists," Mr. Burr said in a statement. "This amendment gives the intelligence and law enforcement communities the tools they need to effectively combat this increasingly frequent threat to the American people. This commonsense amendment includes a proposal that the Administration asked for to enhance law enforcement's abilities to catch terrorists, and Congress should give them that tool."
"Now is not a time to pay lip service to these threats," Mr. Burr said, according to The Associated Press. "The sooner we as a nation realize that there is only one path for us to take at this juncture, the sooner we will destroy ISIL and ensure the continued safety of our nation."