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H.R.6304 FISA Amendments Act of 2008, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jul 10, 2008 Became Public Law No: 110-261.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary

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  • Committee Assignment: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on July 09, 2008, with a roll call of 69 ayes, 28 nays, and 3 not voting.

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  • 93% of users oppose H.R.6304

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  • H.R.6304 has been viewed 84,846 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This is Congress' surveillance bill that was recently signed into law. It includes a controversial provision giving retroactive immunity to the telecom companies that assisted the Bush administration in its warrantless wiretapping program.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This is Congress' surveillance bill that was recently signed into law. It includes a controversial provision giving retroactive immunity to the telecom companies that assisted the Bush administration in its warrantless wiretapping program.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On July 10, 2008, by MattAgnello - Whether they acted legally is for a COURT to decide, not Congress.

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      As noted by MattAgnello, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 10, 2008, "Whether they acted legally is for a COURT to decide, not Congress."
    • On July 14, 2008, by donnyshaw - Check out these awesome flow charts explaining how this bill changes the old FISA law: http://tinyurl.com/6s4go4

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      As noted by donnyshaw, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 14, 2008, "Check out these awesome flow charts explaining how this bill changes the old FISA law: http://tinyurl.com/6s4go4"
    • On July 11, 2008, by steve_hunt_okc - Obama is starting to look like another Bill Clinton, only with a slightly different interest in the Tyson Corporation.

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      As noted by steve_hunt_okc, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 11, 2008, "Obama is starting to look like another Bill Clinton, only with a slightly different interest in the Tyson Corporation."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Madville Times: Herseth Sandlin v. Noem: Let's Debate What's Voted ... - August 25, 2010 by Madville Times - Joel Rosenthal got me thinking. In his most recent blog post, Rosenthal mentions the Kristi Noem strategy of pointing out how often Stephanie Herseth Sandlin votes with Nancy Pelosi. Rosenthal wonders how many of those votes are really ...

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      As noted by Madville Times on August 25, 2010, "Joel Rosenthal got me thinking. In his most recent blog post, Rosenthal mentions the Kristi Noem strategy of pointing out how often Stephanie Herseth Sandlin votes with Nancy Pelosi. Rosenthal wonders how many of those votes are really ..." (http://madvilletimes.blogspot.com/2010/08/herseth-sandlin-v-noem-lets-debate.html)
    • O Gafanhoto - Devorando a Web! - 6304 - estreias-tvp-agosto-nos ... - August 02, 2010 by http://portal.ogafanhoto.com.br/ - Jun 18, 2008 ... This is Congress' surveillance bill that was recently signed into law. It includes a controversial provision giving retroactive immunity to ... www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h6304/show ...

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      As noted by http://portal.ogafanhoto.com.br/ on August 02, 2010, "Jun 18, 2008 ... This is Congress' surveillance bill that was recently signed into law. It includes a controversial provision giving retroactive immunity to ... www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h6304/show ..." (http://portal.ogafanhoto.com.br/6304/estreias-tvp-agosto-nos-canais-fox/)
    • Target: Freedom: City Councilman Arrested While Speaking - May 03, 2009 by Target: Freedom - ACTUAL VIDEO- City Councilman Arrested for Opposing Red Light Cameras http://www.thenewspaper.com:80/news/27/2745.asp View Arrest video: ...

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      As noted by Target: Freedom on May 03, 2009, "ACTUAL VIDEO- City Councilman Arrested for Opposing Red Light Cameras http://www.thenewspaper.com:80/news/27/2745.asp View Arrest video: ..." (http://targetfreedom.typepad.com/targetfreedom/2009/05/city-councilman-arrested-while-speaking.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Angry Bloggers On Left And Right Unite Over FISA - July 23, 2008 by NPR - by Martin Kaste President George W. Bush signs HR 6304, the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, in the White House Rose Garden on July 10. ...

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      As noted by NPR on July 23, 2008, "by Martin Kaste President George W. Bush signs HR 6304, the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, in the White House Rose Garden on July 10. ..." (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92814309)
    • Rep. Herger Lauds Modernization of US Intelligence Gathering - July 13, 2008 by The Conservative Voice, NC - Washington, DC -Congressman Wally Herger (R-CA) voted in favor of HR 6304, which would modernize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to provide ...

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      As noted by The Conservative Voice, NC on July 13, 2008, "Washington, DC -Congressman Wally Herger (R-CA) voted in favor of HR 6304, which would modernize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to provide ..." (http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/33257.html)
    • Campaign & Election News - Covering Key Races Around the Country - July 13, 2008 by Swing State Project, New York - Whitfield swore to do this, and yet failed to vote against HR 6304, the FISA Amendments Act. The FISA Amendments Act not only makes the misnamed Protect ...

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      As noted by Swing State Project, New York on July 13, 2008, "Whitfield swore to do this, and yet failed to vote against HR 6304, the FISA Amendments Act. The FISA Amendments Act not only makes the misnamed Protect ..." (http://www.swingstateproject.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=2489)
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