Pass This bill H.R. 6172— the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020 — would reauthorize surveillance and reform authorities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act, and the subsequent USA FREEDOM Act through December 1, 2023. Those authorities are slated to expire on March 15, 2020. A breakdown of the reforms included in this legislation can be found below.
This bipartisan bill contains significant reforms to both the federal government’s surveillance powers aimed at protecting civil liberties, and to the FISA process to ensure that agencies aren’t misleading the courts so that they can spy on average American citizens or political campaigns. It may not be perfect, but this bill prevents a lapse in these authorities that could jeopardize national security.
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