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

The Protect America Act of 2007 (PAA), (Pub.L. 110–55, 121 Stat. 552, enacted by S. 1927), is a controversial amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that was signed into law by U.S. President George W. Bush on August 5, 2007. It removed the warrant requirement for government surveillance of foreign intelligence targets "reasonably believed" to be outside of ... Continue reading »
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Overview

Introduced:

Aug 1, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 5, 2007

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

Law:

Pub.L. 110-55

Sponsor:

Mitch McConnell

Senator from Kentucky

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Aug 6, 2007
Length: 6 pages

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 3321: To update the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, and for other purposes.

Introduced on Aug 2, 2007. 85% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Aug 1, 2007
 
Introduced

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Aug 2, 2007
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Aug 3, 2007
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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.

S. 1927 (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.

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

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