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Henry Brown
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perhaps a bit more practical although I surely wouldn't invest my life-savings on this bill or most any other bill being seen on the presidents desk

H. R. 2399

From Thomas.gov :

To prevent the mass collection of records of innocent Americans under section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, as amended by section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, and to provide for greater accountability and transparency in the implementation of the USA PATRIOT Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.

H.R. 2399: To prevent the mass collection of records of innocent Americans under section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence ...

... Surveillance Act of 1978, as amended by section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, and to provide for greater accountability and transparency in the implementation of the USA PATRIOT Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.

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some additional commentary on this bill by Rep John Conyers, who was one of co-sponsors, from the Huffington Post:

Somewhere in a government data center sits information on every call you've made lately. You may be completely innocent. And yet, day-in and day-out, the government continues to collect information on your calls.

Vacuuming up details from the lives of ordinary Americans is not what Congress signed on to when it enacted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in the 1970s, or when it amended the law through the USA PATRIOT Act a decade ago.

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