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An Act to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability, and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, and for other purposes.


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Orrin Hatch

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Administrative law and regulatory procedures Congressional oversight Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation Criminal justice information and records Department of Justice Employment discrimination and employee rights Executive agency funding and structure Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Federal officials Genetics Government studies and investigations Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information Legal fees and court costs Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Public contracts and procurement

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  • Presented to President.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Became Public Law No: 115-118.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Signed by President.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered). (consideration: CR S268-270)
    Source: Senate
  • Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    Source: Senate
  • Senate agreed to the House amendment to S. 139 by Yea-Nay Vote. 65 - 34. Record Vote Number: 12.
    Source: Senate
  • Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).
    Source: Senate
  • Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).
    Source: Senate
  • Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered). (consideration: CR S215-247; S256-264)
    Source: Senate
  • Motion by Senator McConnell to refer to Senate Committee on the Judiciary the House message to accompany S. 139 with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA1872) fell when cloture was invoked on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 139 in Senate.
    Source: Senate
  • Cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 139 invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 60 - 38. Record Vote Number: 11.
    Source: Senate
  • Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).
    Source: Senate
  • Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered). (consideration: CR S174-185)
    Source: Senate
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
    Source: House floor actions
  • On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 256 - 164 (Roll no. 16). (text: CR H137-142)
    Source: House floor actions
  • On motion to commit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 227 (Roll no. 15).
    Source: House floor actions
  • The previous question on the motion to commit with instructions was ordered without objection.
    Source: House floor actions
  • DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Himes motion to commit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the bill back to the House with an amendment to strengthen the provisions related to obtaining warrants to query information collected on persons in the United States.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Mr. Himes moved to commit with instructions to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select). (consideration: CR H158-159; text: CR H158)
    Source: House floor actions
  • The previous question was ordered without objection.
    Source: House floor actions
  • DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 682, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Amash substitute amendment No. 1.
    Source: House floor actions
  • DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on S. 139.
    Source: House floor actions
  • DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 139.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to commit with or without instructions. An amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-53 shall be considered as adopted. The further amendment printed in the report accompanying the rule, if offered by the Member designated in the report shall be debatable for the time printed in the report.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 682. (consideration: CR H139-160)
    Source: House floor actions
  • Motion by Senator McConnell to refer to Senate Committee on the Judiciary the House message to accompany S. 139 with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA1872) made in Senate.
    Source: Senate
  • Motion by Senator McConnell to concur in the House amendment to S. 139 with an amendment (SA 1870) made in Senate.
    Source: Senate
  • Cloture motion on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 139 presented in Senate. (CR S153)
    Source: Senate
  • Motion by Senator McConnell to concur in the House amendment to S. 139 made in Senate.
    Source: Senate
  • Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S153-165)
    Source: Senate
  • Motion to proceed to consideration of the House message to accompany S. 139 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 68 - 27. Record Vote Number: 10.
    Source: Senate
  • Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
    Source: Senate
  • Rule H. Res. 682 passed House.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 682 Reported to House. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. An amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-53 shall be considered as adopted. The further amendment printed in the report accompanying the rule, if offered by the Member designated in the report shall be debatable for the time printed in the report.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Held at the desk.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Received in the House.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    Source: Senate
  • Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2954-2955; text as passed Senate: CR S2954-2955)
    Source: Senate
  • Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 74.
    Source: Senate
  • Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Grassley without amendment. Without written report.
    Source: Senate
  • Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
    Source: Senate
  • Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
    Source: Senate
  • Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    Source: Senate