skip to main content

H.R. 2048 (114th): USA FREEDOM Act of 2015

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

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 ...

Sponsor and status

James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district. Republican.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2016
Length: 46 pages
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

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 1123: USA FREEDOM Act of 2015

Introduced on Apr 28, 2015. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1056: Nuclear Terrorism Conventions Implementation and Safety of Maritime Navigation Act of 2015

Introduced on Feb 25, 2015. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1469: FISA Reform Act of 2015

Introduced on May 23, 2015. 56% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Apr 28, 2015
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 30, 2015
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue 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 8, 2015
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

May 12, 2015
 
Considered by House Committee on Rules

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 13, 2015
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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 (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.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 2048 — 114th Congress: USA FREEDOM Act of 2015.” www.GovTrack.us. 2015. December 12, 2017 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr2048>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.