ABSTRACT

Reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act [September 12, 2012]   [open pdf - 237KB]

"Reauthorizations of expiring provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) have been an annual occurrence in Congress since 2009. Prior to 2012, the legislative debate and reauthorizations largely dealt with three amendments to FISA that are commonly linked to the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act). Most recently, in 2011, these three provisions were extended until June 1, 2015. For a more detailed discussion of these three provisions, see CRS [Congressional Research Service] Report R40138, 'Amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Extended Until June 1, 2015,' by Edward C. Liu."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R42725
Author:
Publisher:
Date:
2012-09-12
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Via E-mail
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
URL:
Help with citations