H.R. 2048: USA FREEDOM Act of 2015

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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Apr 28, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 2, 2015

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


Pub.L. 114-23


James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 11, 2016
Length: 46 pages


Apr 28, 2015

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Apr 30, 2015
Reported by Committee

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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.

H.R. 2048 is 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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