H.R. 7320 - Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act

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#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Norton (DC)DemocratClarifies that the mayor of the District of Columbia will be treated in the same manner as a governor of a state or territory with respect to prior approval for a query.Submitted
2Version 1Trahan (MA), Edwards (NC), Soto (FL)Bi-PartisanInserts the text of H.R. 4311, the DELETE Act, which would allow individuals to opt out of data collection and electronic surveillance performed by data brokers.Submitted
3Version 1Rose (TN)RepublicanRequires the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to establish a program to allow public witnesses authorized to handle classified information to observe proceedings and review applications and communications of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. § 1881a). Also, requires the development of a secure mechanism for public witnesses to report concerns about potential misconduct to Congress through classified channels.Submitted
4Version 1Carl (AL)RepublicanAdds a report requirement from the FBI to House and Senate Intelligence Committees listing the names of all US citizens queried.Submitted
5Version 1Rose (TN)RepublicanGrants Members of Congress the ability to attend any hearing or oral argument conducted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) or Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review (FISCR).Submitted
6Version 1Cline (VA), Biggs (AZ), Jackson Lee (TX), Issa (CA)Bi-PartisanProhibits the resumption of “abouts” collection under Section 702.Submitted
7Version 1Lieu (CA)DemocratRequires the FISA court to appoint an amicus curiae each time that it evaluates surveillance applications authorized by Title I of FISA, including applications to target U.S. citizens.Submitted
8Version 1Lieu (CA)DemocratAdds warrant and transparency requirements for law enforcement’s use of cell-site simulators, which are devices that mimic cell phone towers.Submitted
9Version 2Spartz (IN)RepublicanRevised Requires the DOJ Inspector General to audit the operating effectiveness of the minimization procedures governing acquisition, retention and dissemination of non-publicly available U.S. person information acquired through Section 702, and report its findings to Congress.Revised
10Version 1Lofgren (CA)DemocratRestricts warrantless surveillance of US persons under Executive Order 12333, requiring court oversight, while mandating transparency through public reports on violations.Submitted
11Version 1Biggs (AZ), Nadler (NY), Cline (VA), Jayapal (WA)Bi-PartisanProhibits warrantless searches of U.S. person communications in the FISA 702 database, with exceptions for imminent threats to life or bodily harm, consent searches, or known cybersecurity threat signatures.Submitted
12Version 1Roy (TX)RepublicanRequires the FBI to report to Congress on a quarterly basis the number of U.S. person queries conducted. Additionally, grants the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Committees on Judiciary and Intelligence, in addition to the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, and the Minority Leader of the House, access to attend FISC proceedings.Submitted
13Version 1Rose (TN)RepublicanModifies the reauthorization of Section 702 authority from five years to two years.Submitted
14Version 1Davidson (OH), Jayapal (WA), Jordan (OH), Lofgren (CA), Biggs (AZ), Nadler (NY)Bi-PartisanProhibits law enforcement and Intelligence agencies from purchasing the content of communications and location data of U.S. persons without a court order.Submitted
15Version 1Ogles (TN)RepublicanLimits the exception allowing the FBI to forgo notifying Congress about queries targeting Members of Congress when the Director believes it could impede an investigation so that in cases where it is a national security investigation the FBI has to notify the Gang of Eight.Submitted
16Version 1Ogles (TN)RepublicanRequires the Deputy Director of the FBI to sign off on any query targeting a political or policy advisor to a US elected official or candidate.Submitted
17Version 1Ogles (TN)RepublicanLimits the exception to the requirement that agents get approval from a supervisor or attorney before conducting queries targeting Americans in cases where they believe the query "could assist in mitigating or eliminating a threat to life or serious injury" to those where they believe that the delay that would result from getting approval would impede their ability to mitigate those threats.Submitted
18Version 1Ogles (TN)RepublicanStrikes the word "solely" from the prohibition on queries that are "solely designed to find and extract evidence of criminal activity".Submitted
19Version 1Ogles (TN)RepublicanStrikes the word "solely" from the requirement that the FBI notify the FISC when they rely on information "solely produced by, derived from information produced by, or obtained using the funds of a political organization", so that any reliance on information derived from political campaigns is disclosed to the FISC.Submitted
20Version 1Ogles (TN)RepublicanRequires that when the FBI waives the requirement to get consent from a Member of Congress before querying them in order to provide supplemental information for a defensive briefing due to "exigent circumstances", they notify that Member of Congress.Submitted