Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 4478 - FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017

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December 20, 2017 2:42 PM

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Amash (MI), Lofgren (CA), Poe (TX), Polis (CO), Jordan (OH), Blumenauer (OR), Meadows (NC), Gabbard (HI), Labrador (ID), Jones (NC), Rohrabacher (CA), Massie (KY), Biggs (AZ), Davidson (OH), Sanford (SC), Pearce (NM), Perry (PA), Mooney (WV), Gosar (AZ), Schweikert (AZ), Gohmert (TX), Hice, Jody (GA), Yoho (FL), Barton (TX), Brat (VA), Doggett (TX), Blum (IA), O'Rourke (TX), Garrett (VA), Rokita (IN), Griffith (VA)

#3

SUBSTITUTE Replaces the text of H.R. 4478 with the text of the USA RIGHTS Act, to protect Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights

Davidson (OH)

#4

Requires that the FBI to report on the number of its U.S. person queries of Section 702.

Davidson (OH)

#5

Requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit an annual report to Congress on any disciplinary actions taken against an employee of the United States Government relating to mishandling information acquired under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. This includes FISC-ordered requirements, or administrative procedures regarding the handling of data.

Davidson (OH)

#6

Prevents the Government from engaging in the “reverse targeting” of Americans by requiring a warrant whenever a significant purpose of the targeting of foreign persons is to collect the communications of someone in the United States.

Davidson (OH)

#7

Prohibits U.S. government employees from querying information gathered under Section 702 for communications of or about a U.S. person or person inside the U.S. (other than a corporation), unless the Government has obtained an order authorizing electronic surveillance or physical search under various FISA or Title 18 provisions.

Davidson (OH)

#8

Prohibits the NSA practice of collecting communications between individuals who are themselves not targets, but whose communications include a target’s name or other unique identifier.

Davidson (OH)

#9

Requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit an annual report to Congress on any disciplinary actions taken against an employee of the United States Government relating to mishandling information acquired under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. This includes FISC-ordered requirements, or administrative procedures regarding the handling of data. This first report will include all violations that happened prior to the first report.

Nunes (CA)

#1

MANAGER'S Makes technical corrections; strikes Section 102 (Modification to definitions of foreign power and agent of a foreign power); strikes Section 207 (Procedures regarding disseminations of nonpublicly available information concerning United States persons); changes the definition of “abouts communication” in Section 203.

Roe (TN)

#2

REVISED States that any information of a known United States person may not be accessed unless pursuant to a warrant of a district court of the United States.