FISA reauthorization needed by end of December

On December 30, 2012, President Obama signed H.R. 5949, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012, which extended Title VII of FISA until December 31, 2017. Two bills that amend and reauthorize Title VII are currently pending in Congress:

  • S. 2010, the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017, as reported by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on October 25, 2017, S. Rept. 115-182; and
  • H.R. 3989, the USA Liberty Act of 2017, as ordered to be reported by the House Judiciary Committee on November 8, 2017.

Summaries of the provisions of S. 2010 and H.R. 3989, organized by general topic, along with brief descriptions of current law relevant to the proposed legislation are provided in this CRS memorandum. — Joe

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