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

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The FISA Amendments Act of 2008, also called the FAA and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008, is an Act of Congress that amended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. It has been used as the legal basis for surveillance programs disclosed by Edward Snowden in 2013, including PRISM.

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Sponsor and status

Silvestre Reyes

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 16th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 9, 2008
Length: 43 pages
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.

Pub.L. 110-261

2 Cosponsors (2 Republicans)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 5440: FISA Amendments Act of 2008

Introduced on Feb 14, 2008. 72% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2440: A bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, to modernize and streamline the provisions of that Act, and for other purposes.

Introduced on Dec 10, 2007. 61% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2441: FISA Amendments Act of 2007

Introduced on Dec 10, 2007. 38% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2248: FISA Amendments Act of 2008

Passed Senate (House next) on Feb 12, 2008. 40% incorporated. (compare text)


Jun 19, 2008

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 20, 2008
Passed House (Senate next)

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.

H.R. 6304 (110th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6304. This is the one from the 110th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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