H.R. 5949 - FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012

Crime and law enforcement. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
Sponsor:
Summary:
To extend the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 for five years. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
5 proposed amendments. 4 rejected. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on December 28, 2012.

3/5 required to pass

voted YES: 73 voted NO: 23
4 voted present/not voting

FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012

H.R. 5949 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
To extend the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 for five years. (by CRS)
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Title
To extend the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 for five years.
Other Titles
  • FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
  • FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
  • FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
  • FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
  • FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
Sponsor
Lamar Smith
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
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Major Actions
Introduced6/15/2012
Referred to Committee
Amendments (5 proposed)
Passed House9/12/2012
Passed Senate12/28/2012
Signed by President12/30/2012
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseH.R. 5949 (112th): FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 20129/12/2012This bill PASSED the House
301 voted YES 118 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 3437 to H.R. 5949 (FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012)12/27/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
38 voted YES 52 voted NO 10 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 3435 to H.R. 5949 (FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012)12/27/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
37 voted YES 54 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 3436 to H.R. 5949 (FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012)12/27/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
12 voted YES 79 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 3439 to H.R. 5949 (FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012)12/28/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
43 voted YES 52 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateH.R. 5949 (112th): FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 201212/28/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
73 voted YES 23 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/15/2012
6/15/2012Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
6/15/2012Referred to House Judiciary
6/15/2012Referred to House Intelligence
6/19/2012Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar6/19/2012Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 11.
8/02/2012Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 112-645, Part I.
8/02/2012Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Intelligence. H. Rept. 112-645, Part II.
Put on a legislative calendar8/02/2012Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 463.
9/12/2012Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 773.
9/12/2012Resolution provides for consideration of both H.R. 5544 and H.R. 5949. Both measures are debatable for one hour each. For H.R. 5544, specified amendments are in order. For H.R. 5949, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill, shall be considered as adopted. For each bill, one motion to recommit is in order, with or without instructions.
9/12/2012DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5949.
9/12/2012The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
9/12/2012POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair put the question on adoption of H.R. 5949, and announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Ruppersberger demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on question of adoption until later in the legislative day.
9/12/2012Considered as unfinished business.
9/12/2012Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage9/12/2012H.R. 5949 (112th): FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
9/13/2012Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar9/19/2012Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 510.
12/27/2012Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
12/27/2012Amendment SA 3435 proposed by Senator Merkley.
12/27/2012Amendment SA 3436 proposed by Senator Paul.
12/27/2012Amendment SA 3437 proposed by Senator Leahy.
select this voteVote12/27/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3437 to H.R. 5949 (FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012)
select this voteVote12/27/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3435 to H.R. 5949 (FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012)
select this voteVote12/27/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3436 to H.R. 5949 (FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012)
12/28/2012Considered by Senate.
12/28/2012Message on Senate action sent to the House.
12/28/2012Amendment SA 3439 proposed by Senator Wyden.
select this voteVote12/28/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3439 to H.R. 5949 (FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012)
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage12/28/2012H.R. 5949 (112th): FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
Presented to President12/30/2012Presented to President.
Signed12/30/2012Signed by President.
Enacted12/30/2012Became Public Law No: 112-238.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 3435Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]December 27, 2012Failed by roll call vote on December 26, 2012.

To require the Attorney General to disclose each decision, order, or opinion of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that includes significant legal interpretation of section 501 or 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 unless such disclosure is not in the national security interest of the United States.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 3436Paul, Rand [R-KY]December 27, 2012Failed by roll call vote on December 26, 2012.

To ensure adequate protection of the rights under the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 3437Leahy, Patrick [D-VT]December 27, 2012Failed by roll call vote on December 26, 2012.

In the nature of a substitute.

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S. Amdt. 3438Wyden, Ron [D-OR]December 27, 2012Offered on December 26, 2012.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 3439Wyden, Ron [D-OR]December 28, 2012Failed by roll call vote on December 27, 2012.

To require a report on the impact of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 on the privacy of the people of the United States.

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Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

Republican/Conservative (split) [About]
Average given to Senators who voted:
YES$0
NO$0

opposed this bill

$71
$6,306
$52,034
$582
$8,327
YES$67,320
86% more
$0
$11,670
$92,248
$835
$20,691
NO$125,445
1 Organization Supported and 20 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012: H.R. 5949 (112th): FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012

1 organization supported this bill

Heritage Foundation
Jessica Zuckerman (2012, December 26). FISA Amendments Could Expire If Senate Doesn’t Act. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from The Foundry.

20 organizations opposed this bill

Advocacy for Principled Action in Government
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
American Association of Law Libraries
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
American Civil Liberties Union
Michael Macleod Ball & Michelle Richardson (2012, September 11). Re: Vote NO on H.R. 5949; 5 year Extension of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008; Public Oversight and Amendment Necessary First. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
American Library Association
Bradley, Lynne (2012, September 11). Oppose H.R. 5949, the FISA Amendments Act (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from District Dispatch.
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
Association of College and Research Libraries
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
Association of Research Libraries
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
Brennan Center for Justice
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
Center for Democracy & Technology
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
Cyber Privacy Project
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
Defending Dissent Foundation
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
Government Accountability Project
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
Liberty Coalition
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
OMB Watch
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
PEN American Center
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.
The Constitution Project
undersigned organizations (2012, September 11). Security and Liberty Coalition Letter to Representatives. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from ACLU.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000No
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$75,998Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$0$20,000Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$6,000Yes
Max BaucusDMT$0$59,222No
Mark BegichDAK$0$128,450No
Michael F. BennetDCO$0$168,348Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$10,100No
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$77,950Yes
Roy BluntRMO$0$73,875Yes
John BoozmanRAR$0$2,750Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$317,362Not Voting
Scott P. BrownRMA$0$148,986Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$229,208No
Richard BurrRNC$0$17,000Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$0$59,190No
Ben CardinDMD$0$44,653Yes
Tom CarperDDE$0$30,400Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$0$110,938Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$67,550Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$6,450Yes
Tom CoburnROK$0$11,450Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$0$2,500Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$114,338Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$29,150No
Bob CorkerRTN$0$92,809Yes
John CornynRTX$0$96,700Yes
Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$0$16,950Not Voting
Dick DurbinDIL$0$169,875No
Mike EnziRWY$0$8,100Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$32,376Yes
Al FrankenDMN$0$782,971No
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$650,795Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$22,850Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$41,850Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$173,286Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$0$98,910No
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$29,500Yes
Dean HellerRNV$0$27,700Yes
John HoevenRND$0$7,300Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$5,000Yes
Jim InhofeROK$0$20,650Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$23,400Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$0$4,650Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$17,500Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$52,946Yes
John F. KerryDMA$0$51,050Yes
Mark KirkRIL$0$95,850Not Voting
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$99,252Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$0$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$148,360Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$156,350Not Voting
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$50,700No
Mike LeeRUT$0$5,300No
Carl LevinDMI$0$98,542Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$0$6,400Yes
Dick LugarRIN$0$28,250Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$8,000Yes
John McCainRAZ$0$68,050Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$200,994Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$155,150Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$143,000No
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$233,674No
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$63,083Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$0$24,200Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$11,300No
Patty MurrayDWA$0$93,153No
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$2,900Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$64,858Yes
Rand PaulRKY$0$10,550No
Rob PortmanROH$0$75,466Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$0$57,590Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$30,750Yes
Harry ReidDNV$0$154,150Yes
Jim RischRID$0$3,800Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$29,554Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$75,600Yes
Marco RubioRFL$0$69,752Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$30,133No
Brian SchatzDHI$0$0No
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$190,498Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$10,300Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$195,766Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$12,800Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$27,250Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$68,088Yes
Jon TesterDMT$0$96,500No
John ThuneRSD$0$32,550Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$42,983Yes
Mark UdallDCO$0$290,317No
Tom UdallDNM$0$290,110No
David VitterRLA$0$12,400Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$409,500Yes
Jim WebbDVA$0$6,800Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$56,882Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$46,200Yes
Ron WydenDOR$0$61,421No

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
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Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000No
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$75,998Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$0$20,000Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$6,000Yes
Max BaucusDMT$0$59,222No
Mark BegichDAK$0$128,450No
Michael F. BennetDCO$0$168,348Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$10,100No
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$77,950Yes
Roy BluntRMO$0$73,875Yes
John BoozmanRAR$0$2,750Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$317,362Not Voting
Scott P. BrownRMA$0$148,986Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$229,208No
Richard BurrRNC$0$17,000Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$0$59,190No
Ben CardinDMD$0$44,653Yes
Tom CarperDDE$0$30,400Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$0$110,938Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$67,550Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$6,450Yes
Tom CoburnROK$0$11,450Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$0$2,500Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$114,338Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$29,150No
Bob CorkerRTN$0$92,809Yes
John CornynRTX$0$96,700Yes
Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$0$16,950Not Voting
Dick DurbinDIL$0$169,875No
Mike EnziRWY$0$8,100Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$32,376Yes
Al FrankenDMN$0$782,971No
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$650,795Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$22,850Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$41,850Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$173,286Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$0$98,910No
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$29,500Yes
Dean HellerRNV$0$27,700Yes
John HoevenRND$0$7,300Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$5,000Yes
Jim InhofeROK$0$20,650Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$23,400Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$0$4,650Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$17,500Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$52,946Yes
John F. KerryDMA$0$51,050Yes
Mark KirkRIL$0$95,850Not Voting
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$99,252Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$0$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$148,360Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$156,350Not Voting
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$50,700No
Mike LeeRUT$0$5,300No
Carl LevinDMI$0$98,542Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$0$6,400Yes
Dick LugarRIN$0$28,250Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$8,000Yes
John McCainRAZ$0$68,050Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$200,994Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$155,150Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$143,000No
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$233,674No
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$63,083Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$0$24,200Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$11,300No
Patty MurrayDWA$0$93,153No
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$2,900Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$64,858Yes
Rand PaulRKY$0$10,550No
Rob PortmanROH$0$75,466Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$0$57,590Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$30,750Yes
Harry ReidDNV$0$154,150Yes
Jim RischRID$0$3,800Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$29,554Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$75,600Yes
Marco RubioRFL$0$69,752Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$30,133No
Brian SchatzDHI$0$0No
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$190,498Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$10,300Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$195,766Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$12,800Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$27,250Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$68,088Yes
Jon TesterDMT$0$96,500No
John ThuneRSD$0$32,550Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$42,983Yes
Mark UdallDCO$0$290,317No
Tom UdallDNM$0$290,110No
David VitterRLA$0$12,400Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$409,500Yes
Jim WebbDVA$0$6,800Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$56,882Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$46,200Yes
Ron WydenDOR$0$61,421No

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$8,163,864

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$8,163,864
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$6,399,075
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,127,438
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$790,747
Human Rights$63,702
Consumer groups$5,150
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