What members seem to be united about is the need to do more oversight and the need for lawmakers to step up and ask tougher questions about the top-secret programs.
"You leave those briefings. You think they are going to pick out Joe Blow or Mary Smith, they've been talking to terrorists," says Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. "You don't think in terms of sweeping up 3 million phone records."
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is a member of the intelligence committee who has expressed concern all along said that he would like to see NSA Director Eric Clapper come back into the hot seat. The senator said it makes it tough to provide oversight when no one is giving you straight answers.
Wyden says that during a hearing earlier this year, Clapper promised him that no Americans were being included in any of these searches.
"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.