To amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to clarify and improve the procedures and accountability for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, to ensure that the barriers to sharing critical foreign intelligence among the intelligence community that existed before September 11, 2001, are not reimposed, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Oct 6, 2017
Length: 40 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on November 8, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
13 Cosponsors (7 Republicans, 6 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“House Judiciary Committee Approves USA Liberty Act”
— Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018] (Sponsor) on Nov 8, 2017
“Congressman Sensenbrenner Statement at Markup of the USA Liberty Act”
— Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5, 2003-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 8, 2017
What stakeholders are saying
Oct 6, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Nov 8, 2017
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.
H.R. 3989 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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