Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act, as Passed by the House of Representatives [Updated January 18, 2007] [open pdf - 224KB]
From the Summary: "The Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act, H.R. 5825, 109th Congress, was one of a number of bills introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives addressing various aspects of the TSP and a variety of approaches to electronic surveillance of terrorists and those affiliated with them. This bill was designed to enhance flexibility in electronic surveillance to acquire foreign intelligence information, while requiring increased reporting and congressional oversight of these activities. The measure was introduced on July 18, 2006, and passed the House on September 28, 2006. This report summarizes the bill as passed by the House and analyzes the potential impact of its provisions were they to become law. The 110th Congress may wish to contemplate similar or different approaches to these issues, or may choose to forego legislation in light of the new FISC [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court] orders and the anticipated termination of the TSP [Terrorist Surveillance Program], while continuing congressional oversight. This report will not be updated."
CRS Report for Congress, RL33637