H.R. 6304 (110th): FISA Amendments Act of 2008

Introduced:

Jun 19, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 10, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 10, 2008.

Law:

Pub.L. 110-261

Sponsor:

Silvestre Reyes

Representative for Texas's 16th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 9, 2008
Length: 43 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence, and for other purposes.

Summary

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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History

Jun 19, 2008
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 20, 2008
 
Passed House

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

Jul 9, 2008
 
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.

Jul 10, 2008
 
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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