H.R. 6304 (110th): FISA Amendments Act of 2008

This was a vote to pass H.R. 6304 (110th) in the Senate.

The FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (also called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008, H.R. 6304, enacted 2008-07-10) is an Act of Congress that amended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. It has been used as the legal basis for mass surveillance programs disclosed by Edward Snowden in 2014, including PRISM.

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Congress
110th Congress
Date
Jul 9, 2008
Chamber
Senate
Number
#168
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the Senate
Result:
Bill Passed

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 69
 
 
 
69%
47 21 1
  Nay 28
 
 
 
28%
0 27 1
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
2 1 0
Required: Simple Majority source: senate.gov
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