Lawmakers Seek Variety of Solutions to Quell Concerns Over NSA Spying

Document declassification may be the way to repair trust with public, senators say.

(Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D- Md., is followed by reporters after a closed briefing on the NSA on June 11, 2013.

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"One of the most important responsibilities a senator has is oversight of the intelligence community. This job cannot be done responsibly if Senators aren't getting straight answers to direct questions," Wyden said in a statement Tuesday.

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