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H.R.5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Dec 30, 2012 Became Public Law No: 112-238.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on December 28, 2012, with a roll call of 73 ayes, 23 nays, and 4 not voting.

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  • 5% of users support H.R.5949

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    • H.R. 5949, The FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 ... - July 24, 2012 by http://www.washingtonwatch.com/bills/ - H.R. 5949, The FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012. H.R. 5949 would extend the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 for five years. Detailed Summary; Status of the Legislation; Points in Favor; Points Against ...

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      As noted by http://www.washingtonwatch.com/bills/ on July 24, 2012, "H.R. 5949, The FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012. H.R. 5949 would extend the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 for five years. Detailed Summary; Status of the Legislation; Points in Favor; Points Against ..." (/url?q=http://www.washingtonwatch.com/bills/show/112_HR_5949.html&sa=U&ei=dykVUIaYJvO00AHfsYDACg&ved=0CCkQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNFJkq5FvQHnAf0SI7JtyH_4z1sZyg)
    • Today in Congress / Daily Kos Radio - Congress Matters :: - June 29, 2012 by David Waldman - Full Committee. Markup of H.R. 5949 – FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2102, member access requests, and the committee's report on activities during the third quarter of the 112th Congress. HVC-304 Capitol.

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      As noted by David Waldman on June 29, 2012, "Full Committee. Markup of H.R. 5949 – FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2102, member access requests, and the committee's report on activities during the third quarter of the 112th Congress. HVC-304 Capitol." (/url?q=http://www.congressmatters.com/storyonly/2012/6/28/3120/-Today-in-CongressDaily-Kos-Radio&sa=U&ei=imT1T4qPLsXg2QWft7m9Bg&ved=0CEAQmAEwCA&usg=AFQjCNFdN4IfAx98vY84UXKHFkOD-kgOcQ)
    • Today in Congress / Daily Kos Radio - Congress Matters :: - June 29, 2012 by David Waldman - Full Committee. Markup of H.R. 5949 – FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2102, member access requests, and the committee's report on activities during the third quarter of the 112th Congress. HVC-304 Capitol.

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    Highly Rated News Articles

    • H.R. 5949 and S. 3276 -- Legislation Reauthorizing Massive Surveillance -- is Being IGNORED. WAKE UP - June 25, 2012 by OpEdNews.com - In 2008, when the FISA Amendments Act was being considered by the Congress as an effort to legalize' -- physical searches of Americans' homes -- physical searches of Americans' cars -- physical searches of Americans' offices -- surveillance of Americans ..

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      As noted by OpEdNews.com on June 25, 2012, "In 2008, when the FISA Amendments Act was being considered by the Congress as an effort to legalize' -- physical searches of Americans' homes -- physical searches of Americans' cars -- physical searches of Americans' offices -- surveillance of Americans .." (http://www.opednews.com/Quicklink/H-R-5949-and-S-3276--L-in-General_News-120625-882.html)
    • House Judiciary Committee Hearing - June 20, 2012 by TMCnet - H.R. 5949 is bipartisan legislation to do just that - extend the FISA Amendments Act to December 31, 2017. Foreign terrorists continue to search for new ways to attack America. Other nations seek strategic advantage and attempt to steal ...

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      As noted by TMCnet on June 20, 2012, "H.R. 5949 is bipartisan legislation to do just that - extend the FISA Amendments Act to December 31, 2017. Foreign terrorists continue to search for new ways to attack America. Other nations seek strategic advantage and attempt to steal ..." (http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2012/06/20/6384528.htm)
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