S. 291 (112th): USA PATRIOT Reauthorization Act of 2011

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Introduced:

Feb 3, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 4, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Mitch McConnell

Senator from Kentucky

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2011
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to repeal the sunset provisions in the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and other related provisions and permanently reauthorize the USA PATRIOT Act.

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History

Feb 3, 2011
 
Introduced

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Feb 4, 2011
 
Reported by Committee

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2R) (show)
Votes

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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

S. 1038 (Related)
PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011

Introduced
Last Action: May 19, 2011

S. 290 (Related)
USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2011

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Feb 4, 2011

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