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H.R.2736: Government Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Rick Larsen, D-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced July 18, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

Government Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013 - Amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to authorize an entity that is required to comply with an order or directive issued by a FISA court under such Act to make publicly available every 90 days with respect to the preceding 90-day period: (1) the aggregate number of orders or directives with which such entity was required to comply; (2) a general description of the types of assistance, information, or tangible things such entity was required to provide pursuant to such orders or directives; (3) the aggregate number of each type of assistance, information, or tangible things such entity was required to provide pursuant to such orders or directives; and (4) the aggregate number of user accounts with respect to which such entity was required to provide assistance, information, or tangible things pursuant to such orders or directives.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
July 18, 2013 Referred to House Intelligence (Permanent)
July 18, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary