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H.R.514 FISA Sunsets Extension Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 25, 2011 Became Public Law No: 112-3.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on February 17, 2011, with a roll call of 279 ayes, 143 nays, and 11 not voting.

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  • 92% of users oppose H.R.514

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Extends three provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act that are set to expire on February, 28, 2011. They include the authority for “roving” wiretaps that allows the government to monitor computers that may occasionally be used by suspected terrorists, the “tangible records provision” that requires banks, telecoms and libraries to hand over any customer information the government requests without informing the customer, and the “lone wolf” provision allowing the government to track international terrorist groups. These would be extended straight up -- i.e. no reforms -- and would expire again under the bill on December 8, 2011.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Extends three provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act that are set to expire on February, 28, 2011. They include the authority for “roving” wiretaps that allows the government to monitor computers that may occasionally be used by suspected terrorists, the “tangible records provision” that requires banks, telecoms and libraries to hand over any customer information the government requests without informing the customer, and the “lone wolf” provision allowing the government to track international terrorist groups. These would be extended straight up -- i.e. no reforms -- and would expire again under the bill on December 8, 2011.

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    • Electronic Frontier Foundation

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    • Campaign for Liberty

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    • American Library Association

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 28, 2011, by mraith - Let the Patriot Act sunset, all of it, Americans are better off without it!

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      As noted by mraith, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 28, 2011, "Let the Patriot Act sunset, all of it, Americans are better off without it!"
    • On January 28, 2011, by oakgall - I agree. The Patriot Act is mostly used to spy on Americans in matters not at all related to terrorism. Let's do away with this rotten law.

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      As noted by oakgall, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 28, 2011, "I agree. The Patriot Act is mostly used to spy on Americans in matters not at all related to terrorism. Let's do away with this rotten law. "
    • On February 08, 2011, by jabariabramson - I can't trust my country if they can't trust me. Down with the PATRIOT Act. Gangs, drugs, murder, rapists and sex trafficking, poor education, failed economic policies, a crumbling infrastructure and a massive drug cartel war murdering innocent civilians everyday in Mexico are a much bigger threat to our national security. Stop wasting our dollars killing your own people Congress, we can do much better than this and we must.

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      As noted by jabariabramson, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 08, 2011, "I can't trust my country if they can't trust me. Down with the PATRIOT Act. Gangs, drugs, murder, rapists and sex trafficking, poor education, failed economic policies, a crumbling infrastructure and a massive drug cartel war murdering innocent civilians everyday in Mexico are a much bigger threat to our national security. Stop wasting our dollars killing your own people Congress, we can do much better than this and we must."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • The Greatest Legislative Attack on Freedom in 150 Years - July 29, 2012 by DTV Admin - H.R. 514, Patriot Act Renewal – Renews obviously unconstitutional Patriot Act restrictions against American citizens that were implemented after foreigners attacked America on 9/11/2001. H.R. 347, Restricted Building and ...

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      As noted by DTV Admin on July 29, 2012, "H.R. 514, Patriot Act Renewal – Renews obviously unconstitutional Patriot Act restrictions against American citizens that were implemented after foreigners attacked America on 9/11/2001. H.R. 347, Restricted Building and ..." (/url?q=http://www.decidingthevote.com/the-greatest-legislative-attack-on-freedom-in-150-years/&sa=U&ei=OIoXUMmfMoaa8gSzhYHADA&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNFdx8zTiNVlYGISHobycNPaaLwRfw)
    • Rehberg defends Patriot Act after admitting his support for it was a ... - May 29, 2012 by aaron - Then in February of 2011, days after announcing his Senate run, Rehberg for the first time cast two votes against the Patriot Act. [HR 514, House Roll Call Vote #26, 2/8/11, HR 514, House Roll Call Vote #36, 2/14/11]. Rehberg told Montana ...

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      As noted by aaron on May 29, 2012, "Then in February of 2011, days after announcing his Senate run, Rehberg for the first time cast two votes against the Patriot Act. [HR 514, House Roll Call Vote #26, 2/8/11, HR 514, House Roll Call Vote #36, 2/14/11]. Rehberg told Montana ..." (/url?q=http://www.jontester.com/news/2012/rehberg-defends-patriot-act-after-admitting-his-support-for-it-was-a-mistake/&sa=U&ei=hybtT-qcJ4HK2AWXteGEAg&ved=0CDQQmAEwBQ&usg=AFQjCNHlX8rndvBU5NH7C646dF4JJQ5t0A)
    • Rehberg defends Patriot Act after admitting his support for it was a ... - May 29, 2012 by aaron - Then in February of 2011, days after announcing his Senate run, Rehberg for the first time cast two votes against the Patriot Act. [HR 514, House Roll Call Vote #26, 2/8/11, HR 514, House Roll Call Vote #36, 2/14/11]. Rehberg told Montana ...

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      As noted by aaron on May 29, 2012, "Then in February of 2011, days after announcing his Senate run, Rehberg for the first time cast two votes against the Patriot Act. [HR 514, House Roll Call Vote #26, 2/8/11, HR 514, House Roll Call Vote #36, 2/14/11]. Rehberg told Montana ..." (/url?q=http://www.jontester.com/news/2012/rehberg-defends-patriot-act-after-admitting-his-support-for-it-was-a-mistake/&sa=U&ei=mqbrT7X0I4Lo2AW41vTVAQ&ved=0CDQQmAEwBQ&usg=AFQjCNG7ZfUz20a0wpRpzBffYS_AdH2LlA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • LETTERS: Douglas Bruce; a kind act; federal shell game; and more - December 24, 2011 by Colorado Springs Gazette - (Rep. Doug Lamborn voted to keep the Patriot Act, HR 514) Can I also have a representative who cares as much for the elderly and poor as they do about the “pretend to cut the budget” display on the House Floor? (Rep. Lamborn voted to cut the funding of

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      As noted by Colorado Springs Gazette on December 24, 2011, "(Rep. Doug Lamborn voted to keep the Patriot Act, HR 514) Can I also have a representative who cares as much for the elderly and poor as they do about the “pretend to cut the budget” display on the House Floor? (Rep. Lamborn voted to cut the funding of" (http://www.gazette.com/articles/federal-130703-game-act.html)
    • Slow and Unresponsive - April 03, 2011 by OpenCongress - ...States courthouse under construction at 98 West First Street, Yuma, Arizona, as the “John M. Roll United States Courthouse”. H.R.514 – To extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Re

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      As noted by OpenCongress on April 03, 2011, "...States courthouse under construction at 98 West First Street, Yuma, Arizona, as the “John M. Roll United States Courthouse”. H.R.514 – To extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Re" (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCongressCongressGossipBlog/~3/BzCDVljxMYQ/2254-Slow-and-Unresponsive)
    • How they voted (Feb. 27) - February 26, 2011 by Las Cruces Sun-News - •HR 514 To extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relating to access to business records, individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers,

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      As noted by Las Cruces Sun-News on February 26, 2011, " •HR 514 To extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relating to access to business records, individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers, " (http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_17493559)
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