A bill to reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct electronic surveillance, use pen registers and trap and trace devices, and use other forms of information gathering for foreign intelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal purposes, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Vermont. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2014
Length: 98 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on November 18, 2014.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
20 Cosponsors (16 Democrats, 3 Republicans, 1 Independent)
What legislators are saying
“Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee,”
— Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT, 1975-2022] (Sponsor) on Sep 22, 2014
“Senate to vote on historic bill to ban bulk data collection”
— Sen. Christopher Coons [D-DE] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 17, 2014
S. 2685 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2685. This is the one from the 113th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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