Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.) said Sunday that he has “serious concerns” about the National Security Agency’s spying programs disclosed by leaker Edward Snowden.

“I have serious concerns with what’s going on at the NSA,” said Van Hollen on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Obviously we need more oversight.”

Van Hollen said he crafting measures to establish more checks and balances for the NSA when it wants to spy on telephone and email records.

Part of the change, he said, would create a citizen advocate who argues against intelligence officials seeking approval from judges to spy.

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