Portions of Patriot Act on Intelligence Law Made Permanent by House Committee Vote Today

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 13, 2005

  • H.R. 3199, To extend and modify authorities needed to combat terrorism, and for other purposes. Introduced July 11, 2005
  • U.S. Newswire – “The House Judiciary Committee today passed legislation (H.R. 3199) reauthorizing the USA-PATRIOT Act by a 23-to-14 vote with 2 Members voting present. The Committee adopted some of the dozens of amendments it considered during the 11-plus hour markup.”
  • Hoekstra Statement on House Intelligence Patriot Act Reauthorization Mark-Up, July 13, 2005. “U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued his opening statement after the committee passed H.R. 3199, the USA Patriot and Terrorism Prevention Reauthorization Act. The bill was approved by voice vote and, as amended, goes to the House for consideration.”
  • Full Statement: “Today the Committee will consider H.R. 3199, a bill to reauthorize the sixteen expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act. Ten of those provisions dealing with intelligence and intelligence-related matters, primarily the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, are within the jurisdiction of this Committee. The bill also reauthorizes two provisions of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, one of which is in the jurisdiction of the Committee…The bill includes four key reforms to Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act, which allows a judge to authorize access to certain business records. The bill establishes a relevance standard to more clearly ensure that orders are relevant to a terrorism or espionage investigation. It also clarifies that judges may modify Section 215 orders, and that recipients may obtain legal advice and challenge the order in court. Finally, it establishes a panel of judges to consider
    such challenges and sets forth specific procedures to do so.”
  • Lawmakers Agree to Renew Patriot Act
  • Statement of Senator Dianne Feinstein on Sponsoring Legislation to Reauthorize the USA Patriot Act, July 13, 2005 (includes bill language)
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