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H.R.2048: USA FREEDOM Act of 2015

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Sponsor F. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.
Total Cosponsors 27 (17 Democrats, 10 Republicans)
Introduced April 28, 2015
Latest Major Action June 2, 2015
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on May 13, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015 or the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015

TITLE I--FISA BUSINESS RECORDS REFORMS

(Sec. 101) Amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to establish a new process to be followed when the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) submits an application to a FISA court for an order requiring the production of business records or other tangible things for an investigation to obtain foreign intelligence information not concerning a U.S. person or to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities. (The FBI currently uses such authority to request FISA orders requiring telephone companies to produce telephone call records to the National Security Agency.)

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Bill Actions

Date Description
June 2, 2015 Cloture on the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 83 - 14. Record Vote Number: 197. (consideration: CR S3427-3428; text: CR S3427)
June 2, 2015 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3421-3439, S3439-3444)
June 2, 2015 Became Public Law No: 114-23.
June 2, 2015 Signed by President.
June 2, 2015 Presented to President.
June 2, 2015 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
June 2, 2015 Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 67 - 32. Record Vote Number: 201.
June 1, 2015 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3374-3381, S3385-3399)
May 31, 2015 Motion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the measure (Record Vote No. 194) agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S3332)
May 31, 2015 Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S3324-3331, S3331-3341)
May 31, 2015 Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the measure (Record Vote No. 194) agreed to in Senate by Voice. (consideration: CR S3332)
May 31, 2015 Upon reconsideration, cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 77 - 17. Record Vote Number: 196. (consideration: CR S3332; text: CR S3332)
May 31, 2015 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S3340)
May 31, 2015 Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S3340-3341; text: CR S3340-3341)
May 31, 2015 Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S3340-3331, S3331-3341)
May 23, 2015 Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 57 - 42. Record Vote Number: 194. (consideration: CR S3313-3314; text: CR S3313)
May 23, 2015 Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed was not invoked (Record Vote No. 194) entered in Senate. (consideration: CR S3314)
May 22, 2015 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S3299; text: CR S3299)
May 21, 2015 Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S3201; text: CR S3201)
May 21, 2015 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S3201; text: CR S3201)
May 21, 2015 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S3201)
May 18, 2015 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 87.
May 14, 2015 Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
May 13, 2015 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 255. (consideration: CR H2901-2923)
May 13, 2015 Rule H. Res. 255 passed House.
May 13, 2015 Providing for consideration of H.R. 1735, H.R. 36, and H.R. 2048
May 13, 2015 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H2923)
May 13, 2015 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2048.
May 13, 2015 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 13, 2015 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 338 - 88 (Roll No. 224).
May 13, 2015 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2939-2940)
May 13, 2015 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 2048, the Chair put the question on adoption of the bill and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the bill until a time to be announced.
May 12, 2015 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 255 Reported to House. Providing for consideration of H.R. 1735, H.R. 36, and H.R. 2048
May 8, 2015 Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 114-109, Part I.
May 8, 2015 Committee on Financial Services discharged.
May 8, 2015 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 77.
May 8, 2015 Committee on Intelligence (Permanent) discharged.
April 30, 2015 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 30, 2015 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 2.
April 29, 2015 Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Discharged.
April 28, 2015 Referred to House Judiciary
April 28, 2015 Referred to House Intelligence (Permanent)
April 28, 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
April 28, 2015 Referred to House Financial Services