Summary: S.936 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.936. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Introduced in Senate (03/28/2019)

Ending Mass Collection of Americans' Phone Records Act of 2019

This bill repeals the authority of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to obtain business records, such as phone records, on an ongoing basis under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). FISA warrants shall only be for items specifically identified in the FBI's application to access the records.

FISA currently allows the FBI to apply for a warrant to access records and other documents to obtain foreign intelligence information or to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities. The application for such a warrant is ex parte before courts designated under FISA, meaning that the government is the only party present in the proceedings.