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nsa spying reform

This collection of search terms focuses on bills and laws related to the National Security Agency's (NSA) spying activities. Those activities include the acquisition of Americans' calling records (https://eff.org/r.c8hk), phone calls and emails (https://eff.org/r.1bZV), and efforts to undermine international encryption standards (https://eff.org/r.c9hm).

The bills and laws listed below are not a fully comprehensive list, but will alert users to 1) speeches and other legislative activities concerning the main two laws involved in the spying: The Patriot Act (https://eff.org/r.c9hn) and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (https://eff.org/r.c8hp); and, 2) the current status of bills trying to fix different aspects of the NSA Spying. These bills are part of efforts to curtail the NSA's activities, fix the secret FISA court overseeing the spying, and introducing much needed transparency.

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H.R. 972, Congress Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act of 2013

S. 1551, Congress Intelligence Oversight and Surveillance Reform Act

H.R. 3103, Congress Intelligence Oversight and Accountability Act of 2013

H.R. 3195, Congress FISA COURT Act

H.R. 3228, Congress FISA Court Reform Act of 2013

H.R. 3159, Congress Ensuring Adversarial Process in the FISA Court Act

S. 1464, Congress Preserving American Access to Information Act

H.R. 2849, Congress Privacy Advocate General Act of 2013

H.R. 2586, Congress FISA Court Accountability Act

S. 1121, Congress Fourth Amendment Restoration Act of 2013

S. 1467, Congress FISA Court Reform Act of 2013

S. 1460, Congress FISA Judge Selection Reform Act of 2013

S. 1452, Congress Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013

H.R. 2440, Congress FISA Court in the Sunshine Act of 2013

S. 1215, Congress FISA Accountability and Privacy Protection Act of 2013

S. 1016, Congress Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act of 2013

S. 1168, Congress Restore Our Privacy Act

H.R. 2603, Congress Relevancy Act

H.R. 2818, Congress Surveillance State Repeal Act

H.R. 2684, Congress Telephone Surveillance Accountability Act of 2013

H.R. 2475, Congress Ending Secret Law Act

S. 1130, Congress Ending Secret Law Act

S. 987, Congress Free Flow of Information Act of 2013

H.R. 1962, Congress Free Flow of Information Act of 2013

S. 1631, Congress FISA Improvements Act of 2013

S. 1599, Congress Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection…

H.R. 2399, Congress LIBERT-E Act

H.R. 3557, Congress REAP Act of 2013

H.R. 3756, Congress To provide for the public disclosure of information regarding surveillance activities under the For…

H.R. 3880, Congress National Security Agency Data Collection Review Act of 2014

S. 1182, Congress A bill to modify the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to require specific evidence for…

H.R. 2736, Congress Government Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013

H.R. 4533, Congress NSA Internal Watchdog Act

H.R. 2761, Congress Presidential Appointment of FISA Court Judges Act

S. 2127, Congress Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2014

H.R. 4291, Congress FISA Transparency and Modernization Act

S. 2685, Congress Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monit…

Preview of Current Scout Results

  • Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

    ENSURING TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS THE RIGHT TO APPEAL ACT

    "...ns. And not enough tough questions have been asked. And my colleague in the amendments we are talking about really seeks to get answers and use that information to change practices on a lot of these areas that have really gotten short shrift in the past. I appreciate my colleague talking about the FISA Court in connection with this. This is, for listeners, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court--certainly one of the most bizarre judicial bodies in our country's history, created to apply ..."

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

    ENSURING TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS THE RIGHT TO APPEAL ACT

    "... would be significant concerns with respect to ensuring the liberties of the American people are protected without compromising our safety. Let's check them off: bulk phone collection, millions and millions of phone records of law-abiding Americans; the Executive order No. 12333 that we talked about today, another very important area; and then section 702, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act area, where a foreigner is the target and the records of Americans are swept up. So I think we are a..."

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • To provide for the public disclosure of information regarding surveillance activities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.

    H.R. 2454 Introduced by Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)

    No excerpt or summary available.

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

    S. 1376 Placed on Senate Calendar by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

    ...when authorized by the President to do so, conduct a military cyber operation in response to malicious cyber activity carried out against the United States or a United States person by a foreign power (as defined in section 101 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801)).". (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 3 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new item: "130g. Authorities concerning military cyber operati...

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • A bill to extend authority relating to roving surveillance, access to business records, and individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 until July 31, 2015, and for other purposes.

    S. 1357 Introduced by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

    No excerpt or summary available.

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY)

    PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 1735, NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016; PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 36, PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT; PROVIDING FOR...

    "...ay. What I really want to talk about here is that the majority's priorities are so misplaced that they cannot even govern this body in an organized way. Today, under this single rule--one rule--we will consider a 20-week abortion ban, which is unconstitutional, and we know it, but they are going to do it anyway; we will consider bulk data collection under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; and then we will also do the general debate for the National Defense Authorization Act. We have an ..."

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R-VA)

    UNITING AND STRENGTHENING AMERICA BY FULFILLING RIGHTS AND ENSURING EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE OVER MONITORING ACT OF 2015

    "...mittee on Intelligence, Washington, DC, May 4, 2015. Hon. Bob Goodlatte, Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC. Dear Chairman Goodlatte: On April 30, 2015, the Committee on the Judiciary ordered H.R. 2048, the USA Freedom Act of 2015, reported to the House. As you know, H.R. 2048 contains provisions that amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which is within the jurisdiction of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. As a result of ..."

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)

    UNITING AND STRENGTHENING AMERICA BY FULFILLING RIGHTS AND ENSURING EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE OVER MONITORING ACT OF 2015

    "... recently ordered reported by the Judiciary Committee, to provide perspectives on the legislation, particularly an assessment that the pending version of the bill could impede the effective operation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts. In letters to the Committee on January 13, 2014 and May 13, 2014, we commented on various proposed changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Our comments focused on the operational impact of certain proposed changes on the Judicial B..."

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • SPOT Act

    H.R. 2305 Introduced in House by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)

    ...the current member makes the election. SEC. 7. PROVISION OF INFORMATION ABOUT GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES UNDER THE FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT OF 1978 TO THE PRIVACY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES OVERSIGHT BOARD. The Attorney General should fully inform the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board about any activities carried out by the Government under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), including by providing to the Board-- (1) copies of each detailed repor...

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • SPOT Act

    S. 1337 Introduced in Senate by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

    ...the current member makes the election. SEC. 7. PROVISION OF INFORMATION ABOUT GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES UNDER THE FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT OF 1978 TO THE PRIVACY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES OVERSIGHT BOARD. The Attorney General should fully inform the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board about any activities carried out by the Government under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), including by providing to the Board-- (1) copies of each detailed repor...

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act