H.Res. 824: H.R. 3773 - RESTORE Act of 2007 (Second Rule)

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 7-3 on Wednesday November 14, 2007.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 224 – 192 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 221 – 195 on Thursday November 15, 2007.

 

MANAGERS:HASTINGS(FL)/HASTINGS(WA)

110th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES. 824

[Report No. 110-449]

 

Providing for further consideration of H.R. 3773 – RESTORE Act of 2007

 

  1. Closed rule.
  1. Provides for further consideration of the bill pursuant to House Resolution 746.  House Resolution 746 waived all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  House Resolution waived all points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended.  This waiver did not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).
  1. Provides that time for debate on the bill pursuant to House Resolution 746 shall be considered as expired.  The bill, as amended, shall be debatable for one hour, with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary and 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
  1. Provides that the further amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted.
  1. Pursuant to House Resolution 746, provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  1. Pursuant to House Resolution 746, provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.

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RESOLUTION

            Resolved, That during further consideration of the bill (H.R. 3773) to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence, and for other purposes, as amended, pursuant to House Resolution 746, the further amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted.  Time for debate on the bill pursuant to House Resolution 746 shall be considered as expired.  The bill, as amended, shall be debatable for one hour, with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary and 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

 

Summary of Amendment to be Considered as Adopted

Clarifies that nothing in the Act or the amendments to the Act shall be construed to prohibit lawful surveillance necessary to: prevent Osama Bin Laden, al Qaeda, or any other terrorist organization from attacking the U.S., any U.S. person, or any ally of the U.S.; ensure the safety and security of our Armed Forces or other national security or intelligence personnel; protect the U.S., any U.S. person, or any U.S. ally from the threat of WMD or any other threats to national security.  Clarifies that the RESTORE Act shall not be construed to prohibit surveillance of, or grant any rights to, undocumented aliens.  NSA and other agencies can only disseminate person identifying information (e.g., the name, address, phone number of a person) to other government agencies if a Senior Executive determines that such dissemination is necessary to understand the value of the intelligence and to protect national security.  Establishes criteria for the FISA Court to determine whether the “reverse targeting” guidelines sufficiently protect person communications intercepted by the NSA.

 

Text of Amendment To Be Considered As Adopted