Summary

To temporarily extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 relating to access to business records and roving wiretaps and to permanently extend... Read More

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This bill was introduced on May 12, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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To temporarily extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 relating to access to business records and roving wiretaps and to permanently extend expiring provisions of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relating to individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``FISA Sunsets Reauthorization Act of 2011''.

SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF SUNSETS OF PROVISIONS RELATING TO ACCESS TO BUSINESS RECORDS, INDIVIDUAL TERRORISTS AS AGENTS OF FOREIGN POWERS, AND ROVING WIRETAPS.

(a) Temporary Extension of Provisions Relating to Access to Business Records and Roving Wiretaps.--Section 102(b)(1) of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 (Public Law 109- 177; 50 U.S.C. 1805 note, 50 U.S.C. 1861 note, and 50 U.S.C. 1862 note) is amended by striking ``May 27, 2011'' and inserting ``December 31, 2017''. (b) Permanent Extension of Provision Relating to Individual Terrorists as Agents of Foreign Powers.--Section 6001 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-458; 118 Stat. 3742; 50 U.S.C. 1801 note) is amended-- (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``(a) In General.-- Section'' and inserting ``Section''; and (2) by striking subsection (b). <all>

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H.R. 1800, the bill introduced last Friday, would extend until December of 2017. This Fourth Amendment shredding act allows the authorities to tap your phone and intrude on your privacy just by the simple act of labeling you as a “domestic terrorist.” And remember what Big Sis Janet Napolitano said… … right-wing, gun-toting veterans are the worst terrorists out there. They are “radical extremists.” That’s all it takes to have your Constitutional liberties stripped from you without a warrant or your knowledge. I know that, like me, you don’t want Big Brother and Big Sister snooping around your private lives. But this extension would give them six more years of being able to do just exactly that. - Roving, warrantless wiretaps of virtually EVERY form of electronic communication used by U.S. citizens. - Secret federal searches without warrants OR knowledge of the resident. - Blanket warrants for the search and seizure of all library records, without naming individual suspects or providing probable cause. - Judicial warrants replaced with “National Security Letters” signed by unaccountable -Obama Administration bureaucrats and gag orders for those served with these letters which make it illegal to tell anyone about it — including your spouse and your priest! - Drastic expansion of the definition of “domestic terrorism,” which is sure to include gun owners. - Expands asset seizure to permit the taking of assets from anyone “suspected” of terrorism, even if that person is NEVER charged or sent to trial. - Lone wolf provisions which allow the government to spy on ANYONE even if they’re not associated with a terrorist organization or foreign national, without due process or notification. http://www.nationalgunrights.org/patriot-act-extension/

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H.R. 1800 would reauthorize both the "John Doe" wiretap and section 215 orders for another 6 years and would make the unused "lone wolf" provision permanent. As the ACLU has pointed out, "If this bill passes, it would mean that until 2017, the government would have nearly unchecked authority and be subject to little congressional oversight for issuing 215 orders that allow the government to demand 'any tangible thing' during an investigation, including credit reports, medical records, business records and even library records, all without any suspicion of wrongdoing. The government would have the same unchecked authority to place roving wiretaps on essentially any phone line, without getting a warrant for a specific, identified individual first." http://capwiz.com/ala/issues/alert/?alertid=46468526

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Bill Summary

H.R. 1799 St. Albans VA Veteran Cares Act of 2011 H.R. 1801 Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of the Armed Forces Act