H.R. 2048: USA FREEDOM Act of 2015

Introduced:

Apr 28, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 2, 2015

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 2, 2015.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-23

Sponsor:

James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jun 3, 2015
Length: 46 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary

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 ...

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History

Apr 28, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 30, 2015
 
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.

May 13, 2015
 
Passed House

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

May 23, 2015
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Jun 2, 2015
 
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.

Jun 2, 2015
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This page is about 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.

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