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United and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-Collection, and Online Monitoring Act - USA FREEDOM Act

H.R. 3361

Number of Co-Sponsors

125

Weight

3x

Bill Description

This bill, originally introduced by Rep. Sensenbrenner (R-WI), would effectively repeal Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act that has been interpreted and used by numerous federal intelligence agencies and secret courts to engage in the blanket surveillance of American citizens. The FREEDOM Act make numerous modifications to the proceedings under FISA courts and restricts the extent to which the federal government can require the warrantless production of certain business records and use of pen registers, trap and trace devices, and other forms of information used for gathering foreign intelligence on American citizens.

Liberty for All's Position

Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act has been distorted and wholly abused by the U.S. intelligence community to engage in a massive, coordinated, and unconstitutional program of dragnet surveillance. The problem is so pervasive and severe the Rep. Sensenbrenner, one of the original authors of the PATRIOT Act, expanded on previous attempts to end the program and brought forth this legislation. The FREEDOM Act would help restore the Fourth Amendment and due process rights of American citizens. Liberty For All supports a complete repeal of the PATRIOT Act and is staunchly opposed to the dragnet collection and storage of the personal records Americans. We will continue to fight against the Orwellian police state and the unconstitutional misuse of our laws to advance a growing authoritarian agenda.

Current Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on October 29, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Robert Aderholt

Republican Representative - AL 4

No

Justin Amash

Republican Representative - MI 3

Yes

Mark Amodei

Republican Representative - NV 2

Yes

Robert Andrews

Democratic Representative - NJ 1

No

Michele Bachmann

Republican Representative - MN 6

No

Spencer Bachus

Republican Representative - AL 6

No

Ron Barber

Democratic Representative - AZ 2

No

Lou Barletta

Republican Representative - PA 11

No

Garland Barr

Republican Representative - KY 6

No

John Barrow

Democratic Representative - GA 12

No

Joe Barton

Republican Representative - TX 6

No

Karen Bass

Democratic Representative - CA 37

Yes

Joyce Beatty

Democratic Representative - OH 3

No

Xavier Becerra

Democratic Representative - CA 34

No

Dan Benishek

Republican Representative - MI 1

No

Kerry Bentivolio

Republican Representative - MI 11

Yes

Ami Bera

Democratic Representative - CA 7

Yes

Gus Bilirakis

Republican Representative - FL 12

No

Rob Bishop

Republican Representative - UT 1

No

Sanford Bishop

Democratic Representative - GA 2

No