H.R. 3162 (107th): Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT ACT) Act of 2001

Introduced:

Oct 23, 2001
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 26, 2001

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 26, 2001.

Law:

Pub.L. 107-56

Sponsor:

James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative for Wisconsin's 9th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 25, 2001
Length: 131 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world, to enhance law enforcement investigatory tools, and for other purposes.

Summary

The USA PATRIOT Act is an Act of Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. With its ten-letter abbreviation (USA PATRIOT) expanded, the full title is "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001".

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History

Oct 23, 2001
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 24, 2001
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Oct 25, 2001
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Oct 26, 2001
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This page is about a bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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