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H.R. 4478: FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017

To amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability, and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Devin Nunes

Sponsor. Representative for California's 22nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 29, 2017
Length: 50 pages
Introduced:

Nov 29, 2017

Status:

Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

The House Majority Leader indicated on Dec 19, 2017 that this bill may be considered in the week ahead.

This bill was incorporated into:

S. 139: An Act to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability, and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title ...
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 19, 2018. (compare text)
Prognosis:

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Nov 29, 2017
 
Introduced

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Dec 1, 2017
 
Considered by House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

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

Dec 19, 2017
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Dec 19, 2017
 
Reported by House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

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H.R. 4478 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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