H.R. 1800 (112th): FISA Sunsets Reauthorization Act of 2011

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Introduced:

May 6, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 12, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 18, 2011
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To temporarily extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 relating to access to business records and roving wiretaps and to permanently extend expiring provisions of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relating to individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

May 6, 2011
 
Introduced

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May 12, 2011
 
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