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FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (H.R. 6304)

President George W. Bush on July 10, 2008 signed this act into law. It amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978, which set up a procedure and authorization for government intelligence programs to collect and monitor communications outside of the United States.

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Intelligence Reform and Oversight: The View From Congress [Rush Transcript; Federal News Agency]

Speakers: Jane Harman and Peter Hoekstra
Presider: Joseph J. Helman

Representative Jane Harman (D-CA) and Representative Peter Hoekstra (R-MI), two leaders in the drafting and passage of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, discuss national security and the state of the intelligence community.

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Senator Dodd's Speech on FISA

Senator Christopher Dodd gave this speech on the Senate floor on December 17, 2007, during a hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. He argues that companies have violated their customers' privacy rights in handing over information to the government without warrants and that they should not be granted immunity.

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