H.R. 5949 (112th): FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012

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Introduced:

Jun 15, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 30, 2012

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 30, 2012.

Law:

Pub.L. 112-238

Sponsor:

Lamar Smith

Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 29, 2012
Length: 1 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To extend the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 for five years.

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History

Jun 15, 2012
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 19, 2012
 
Reported by Committee

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

Sep 12, 2012
 
Passed House

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

Dec 28, 2012
 
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.

Dec 30, 2012
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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