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Protect America Act of 2007
American Civil Liberties Union 2007 House Scorecard description On August 4, 2007, the House passed the Pr On August 4, 2007, the House passed the Protect America Act (S. 1927) by a vote of 227 to 183. The ACLU opposed this legislation because it allows for massive, untargeted collection of international communications without court order or meaningful oversight by either Congress or the courts. Additionally, it contains virtually no protections for the U.S. end of the phone call or email, leaving decisions about the collection, mining and use of Americans' private communications up to the executive branch. communications up to the executive branch.
American Civil Liberties Union 2007 House Scorecard position Nay +
American Civil Liberties Union 2007 House Scorecard source Http://action.aclu.org/site/VoteCenter?page=voteList +
American Civil Liberties Union 2007 Senate Scorecard description On August 3, 2007, the Senate passed the P On August 3, 2007, the Senate passed the Protect America Act (S. 1927) by a vote of 60 to 28. The ACLU opposed this legislation because it allows for massive, untargeted collection of international communications without court order or meaningful oversight by either Congress or the courts. Additionally, it contains virtually no protections for the U.S. end of the phone call or email, leaving decisions about the collection, mining and use of Americans' private communications up to the executive branch. communications up to the executive branch.
American Civil Liberties Union 2007 Senate Scorecard position Nay +
American Civil Liberties Union 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://action.aclu.org/site/VoteCenter?page=voteList +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard description Passage of a bill to amend the Foreign Int Passage of a bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to expand the authority of the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence to conduct surveillance of communication between one suspected foreign terrorist and another without a court warrant. Communications companies would be compelled to comply with the government’s conduct of such surveillance. Within 10 days of initiating the electronic surveillance, the Administration would be required to describe to the FISA court the procedures they used to determine whether the intelligence acquisition being conducted without a warrant is directed at foreign targets overseas. The FISA court would then rule on the procedures. The bill would sunset after six months. s. The bill would sunset after six months.
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Bill of vote Protect America Act of 2007 +
Chamber U.S. Senate + , 111th United States Congress +
Congress number 110th +
Modification date
National Journal 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/house votes.htm +
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard description Renew for six months authority under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to review communications of suspected terrorists without a court order. August 3. (60-28; 60 votes required because of a unanimous consent agreement) , Amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillanc Amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to review communications of suspected terrorists without a court order, while requiring telecommunications companies to comply with government review. August 3. (43-45; 60 votes required because of a unanimous consent agreement) because of a unanimous consent agreement)
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye + , Nay +
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/senate votes.htm +
Roll call number 309 + , 836 + , 310 +
Scorecard vote American Civil Liberties Union 2007 Senate Scorecard + , National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard + , American Civil Liberties Union 2007-2008 House Scorecard + , National Journal 2007 House Scorecard + , Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard +
Session number 1 +
Categories Rights, Liberties and Courts Policy (U.S.)  + , U.S. legislation  + , Record votes  + , National security  + , Congresspedia  + , Civil liberties (U.S.)  + , Needs review  +
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Protect America Act of 2007 + , U.S. House of Representatives record vote 836, 110th Congress, Session 1 + , U.S. Senate record vote 309, 110th Congress, Session 1 + , U.S. Senate record vote 310, 110th Congress, Session 1 + Bill of vote
 

 

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