The programs should be permanently authorized so that they conversation turns to one of repeal rather than, "I guess we'll repeal it when it comes time to renew it in a few years", and then never repealing it.
I would expect they miss the days when they had just enough white hat cred to argue dark shade of grey vs black and not NSA black vs vanta black.
Politicians such as Feinstein appeal to constituents with their “public disclosure” rhetoric.
Of course, the justifications are classified and need to be discussed behind closed doors. It’s a spy program.