http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200707/POL20070731d.html Dems' Delay of FISA Hearing Draws Fire from House GOP By Randy Hall CNSNews.com Staff Writer/Editor July 31, 2007 (CNSNews.com) - House Republican leaders Tuesday criticized what they called an "11th hour decision" by Democrats to put off a hearing on updating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) until after Congress' August recess, warning that "national security can't be postponed." "Democrats have ignored, downplayed, and done everything possible to sidestep addressing the FISA problem," said House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a news release. "Now, they have canceled a hearing with the director of national intelligence (DNI) rather than have him address the issue directly on Capitol Hill." DNI Mike McConnell was scheduled to appear before the House Subcommittee on Community Management on Tuesday to report on the implementation of the 100-day plan he launched in April to address problems that have plagued intelligence efforts. As part of his presentation, McConnell was expected to discuss updating FISA along the lines given by President Bush during his radio address last Saturday. Instead, the long-scheduled hearing was canceled by the Democrats after business hours on Monday - with no explanation given.