IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 17, 2015
Mr. Cotton introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To extend the termination date for the authority to collect certain records and make permanent the authority for roving surveillance and to treat individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Liberty Through Strength Act.
Extension of authority for collection of certain records under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978
Section 109(a) of the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 (Public Law 114–23; 50 U.S.C. 1861 note) is amended to read as follows:
The amendments made by section 101 through section 103 shall take effect on the date that is the later of—
January 31, 2017; or
the date that the President submits to the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives a certification that such amendments will have no operational impacts on the intelligence community.
Permanent authority for roving surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978
Section 102(b)(1) of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 (Public Law 109–177; 50 U.S.C. 1805 note, 50 U.S.C. 1861 note, and 50 U.S.C. 1862 note) is amended by striking
and section 105(c)(2) read as they and inserting
read as it.
Permanent authority for individual terrorist to be treated as agents of foreign powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978
Section 6001 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (50 U.S.C. 1801 note) is amended by striking subsection (b).