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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

USA RIGHTS Act
Uniting and Strengthening America by Reforming and Improving the Government's High-Tech Surveillance Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to protect privacy rights, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
10/25/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date
11/14/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
11/01/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
10/25/2017Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), Oversight and Government Reform, and Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/25/2017Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), Oversight and Government Reform, and Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/25/2017Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), Oversight and Government Reform, and Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/25/2017Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), Oversight and Government Reform, and Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/25/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (4)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary10/25/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations11/14/2017 Referred to
House Intelligence (Permanent Select)10/25/2017 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform10/25/2017 Referred to
House Homeland Security10/25/2017 Referred to
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency11/01/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (10/25/2017)

Uniting and Strengthening America by Reforming and Improving the Government's High-Tech Surveillance Act or the USA RIGHTS Act

This bill amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to:

  • require a warrant to collect communications of or about a U.S. person or a person inside the United States;
  • require a warrant when a significant purpose of targeting foreigners is to collect communications of persons in the United States;
  • prohibit the use of communications to or from, or information about, U.S. persons or persons in the United States in any criminal, civil, or administrative proceeding or investigation, with the exception of national security-related crimes;
  • allow individuals who have a reasonable basis to believe their communications will be acquired and who have taken reasonable steps to avoid surveillance to challenge the constitutionality of surveillance in court; and
  • require that all forms of technical assistance demanded by the government of electronic communications service providers be approved by a FISA court.

The bill expands the mandate of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to include review of all foreign intelligence activities and whistle-blower complaints.

The bill extends the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 to September 30, 2021.