Capital Hill Review

 115th Congress 2nd Session (2018) 

Senate

 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

 

An Act to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability, and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, and for other purposes (S.139)

 

The Senate on Thursday, January 11, 2018, approved on a 68-27 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 10)  An Act to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability, and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, and for other purposes (S.139; Text of Legislation).  The measure extends Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) through 2023.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

 

House of Representatives  

 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

 

An Act to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability, and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, and for other purposes (S.139)

 

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, the House of Representatives approved An Act to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability, and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, and for other purposes (S.139; Text of Legislation) on a 256-164 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 16) . The bill is a six-year extension of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which is a key government tool for detecting and preventing foreign-based terrorist attacks on the United States, but also a target of criticism that it imperils the privacy rights of innocent Americans.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

An Act to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability, and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, and for other purposes (S.139)

 

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, An amendment to An Act to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability, and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, and for other purposes (S.139; Text of Legislation) was defeated by the House of Representatives on an 189-227 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 15) .   The amendment would have expanded the types of FBI searches of commercial telecom databases that require specific search warrants under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). In investigations linked to national security and foreign intelligence the underlying bill (S. 139) requires the FBI to obtain FISA-court warrants based on probable cause for searches targeting Americans.  This amendment sought to require such warrants for all FBI searches of FISA databases.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

 

An Act to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability, and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, and for other purposes (S.139)

 

An amendment to An Act to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability, and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, and for other purposes (S.139; Text of Legislation) was defeated by the House of Representatives on Thursday, January 11, 2018, on a 183-233 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 14) .  The amendment sought to better protect the Fourth Amendment privacy rights of innocent Americans whose voice and digital communications with foreigners are inadvertently swept up in collections of data under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

 

A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund (S.140)

 

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, approved A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund (S.140; Text of Legislation) that would remove Indian reservations from the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board on a 239-173 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 11 ) . The measure would repeal collective-bargaining rights and other federally guaranteed workplace protections now available to 600,000 or more employees of tribal casinos, at least three-fourths of whom are not tribal members.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

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