Human tracking device bill passes, heads to Senate

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FAIRFAX, Va.-Americans for Limited Government senior editor Robert Romano today issued the following statement on House passage of H.R. 4919, that authorizes the Attorney General to approve human tracking devices for Alzheimer’s, autism and other patients in a $2 million grant program:

“Although slightly improved, Americans for Limited Government cannot embrace the House’s passage of the human tracking device bill. It is unnecessary government overreach, and attempts to involve the Justice Department in technology better left to the health care sector, doctors and patients. Indeed, non-invasive tracking devices like Angel Sense are already available in the private sector, without any need for legislation or Attorney General approvals. This needless legislation now heads back to the Senate, but it should just be left on the table. There is absolutely zero reason the Attorney General should be overseeing a federal human tracking device program.”