Senate amendments to H.R. 6172 - USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020

Bill Text

    Text of Senate Amendments to H.R. 6172 PDF XML

    Text of H.R. 6172 PDF XML

    (as engrossed in House)

Rule Information

REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 8-4 on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

Agreed to by record vote of 228-189, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 232-182, on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Woodall

1. Provides for the consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 6172.
2. Makes in order a single motion offered by the chair of the Committee on the Judiciary or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendments.
3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the motion and provides that it shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
4. Provides that the Senate amendments and the motion shall be considered as read.
5. Provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided among and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary and the chair and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
6. Provides that any motion pursuant to clause 4 of rule XXII relating to H.R. 6172 may be offered only by the Majority Leader or his designee.

7. Provides that if a veto message is laid before the House on H.J. Res. 76, then after the message is read, further consideration of the veto message and the joint resolution shall be postponed until the legislative day of Wednesday, July 1, 2020; and on that legislative day, the House shall proceed to reconsideration and dispose of such question without intervening motion.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Lofgren (CA), Davidson (OH)Bi-PartisanProhibits the government from using section 215 of the Patriot Act to authorize or require the disclosure of business records that contain the web browsing information or search history information of U.S. persons. It also requires the government to disclose in Congressional and public reports how much web browsing and search history information it collects under section 215.Submitted
2Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanRequires the Attorney General to disclose each time a person associated with a candidate for President of a major party, as defined by the IRS code, is under FISA surveillance to the majority and minority leadership of the House of Representatives and the Senate.Submitted
3Version 1Gabbard (HI)DemocratProhibits the surveillance of U.S. persons without a warrant from a traditional federal court and the use of acquired information in legal proceedings or investigations.Submitted
4Version 1Gabbard (HI)DemocratExpands the mandate of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to include oversight of all foreign intelligence activities and allows the Board to to issue subpoenas to compel testimony or produce documents.Submitted
5Version 1Gohmert (TX)RepublicanExcludes United States citizens from being surveilled under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.Submitted
6Version 1Gohmert (TX)RepublicanAmends the general perjury statute to make it a crime to willfully or with extreme carelessness make any false material declaration to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court or the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review.Submitted