About the bill
National security analyst Ahmad Ghappour has called it “possibly the broadest expansion of extraterritorial surveillance power since the FBI’s expansion.” It’s an obscure change approved earlier this year which would essentially allow the government to hack an unlimited number of computers, anywhere in the world, with a single warrant. An edit to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, it’s more commonly referred to just as “Rule 41.”
Amazingly, Congress never approved this change — instead, the Justice Department requested and received judicial approval from the ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 25, 2016
Length: 2 pages
114th Congress, 2015–2017
This bill was introduced on May 25, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
“Bipartisan Bill Introduced in the House to Stop Government Surveillance and Hacking”
— Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on May 27, 2016
May 25, 2016
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 16, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1110 (115th).
H.R. 5321 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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.
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