S. 1927 (110th): Protect America Act of 2007


Aug 1, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 5, 2007

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 5, 2007.


Pub.L. 110-55


Mitch McConnell

Senator from Kentucky



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Last Updated: Aug 6, 2007
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to provide additional procedures for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence information and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

8/5/2007--Public Law.Protect America Act of 2007 - Amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to state that nothing under its definition of "electronic surveillance" shall be construed to ... Read more >


Aug 1, 2007

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Aug 2, 2007
Reported by Committee

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Aug 3, 2007
Passed Senate

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

Aug 4, 2007
Passed House

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

Aug 5, 2007
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1927”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Aug 3, 2007 9:16 p.m.
Bill Passed 60/28
Aug 4, 2007 10:20 p.m.
Passed 227/183

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 2011 (Related)
A bill entitled “The Protect America Act of 2007”.

Failed Senate
Aug 3, 2007

H.R. 3356 (Related)
Improving Foreign Intelligence Surveillance to Defend the Nation and the Constitution Act of 2007

Failed Under Suspension
Last Action: Aug 3, 2007

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