About the bill
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of telecommunication metadata on U.S. citizens by American intelligence agencies, including the National Security Agency. It also restores authorization for roving wiretaps and tracking lone wolf terrorists. The title of the act originally was a ten-letter backronym (USA FREEDOM) that stood for Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection and Online Monitoring Act.
The bill was originally introduced in both houses of the U.S. Congress on October 29, 2013, following publication of classified NSA memos describing bulk data collection programs leaked …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2016
Length: 46 pages
Statement of Administration Policy
President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: USA FREEDOM Act (May 12, 2015)
What legislators are saying
“The Senate Should Quit Theatrics and Pass USA Freedom Act”
— Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 1, 2015
“Goodlatte, Conyers, Sensenbrenner, Nadler Applaud Clean Passage of the USA Freedom Act in the Senate”
— Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 2, 2015
This bill incorporates provisions from:
H.R. 1056: Nuclear Terrorism Conventions Implementation and Safety of Maritime Navigation Act of 2015
Introduced on Feb 25, 2015. 100% incorporated. (compare text)
H.R. 2048 (114th) 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2048. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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