Jun 19, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 10, 2008
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 10, 2008.
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Last Updated: Jul 9, 2008
Length: 43 pages
About the bill
To amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence, and for other purposes.
The FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (also called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008, H.R. 6304, enacted 2008-07-10) is an Act of Congress that amended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. It has been used as the legal basis for mass surveillance programs disclosed by Edward Snowden in 2014, including PRISM.
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This is the first step in the legislative process.
Rules Change — Agreed To
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 1285 (110th).
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
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Civic Impulse. (2016). H.R. 6304 — 110th Congress: FISA Amendments Act of 2008. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr6304
“H.R. 6304 — 110th Congress: FISA Amendments Act of 2008.” www.GovTrack.us. 2008. August 27, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr6304>
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