S. 1389 (109th): USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005

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Introduced:

Jul 13, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 21, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Arlen Specter

Senator from Pennsylvania

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 22, 2005
Length: 64 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 3199 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Mar 9, 2006

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to reauthorize and improve the USA PATRIOT Act.

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History

Jul 13, 2005
 
Introduced

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Jul 21, 2005
 
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Details

Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (1R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Votes

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