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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

14-H3361 on Oct 29, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: USA FREEDOM Act
Source: HR3361 & S1599
Congressional summary:: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection, and Online Monitoring Act or the USA FREEDOM Act:
  • Amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to require that the records sought pertain to an individual in contact with a foreign power.
  • Amends the USA PATRIOT Act to minimize the acquisition and retention of information and to prohibit its unauthorized dissemination.
  • Imposes additional requirements on the authorized use of pen registers and trap and trace devices (devices for recording incoming and outgoing telephone numbers).
  • Prohibits the searching of collections of communications of US persons.

    Opponent's argument against (Electronic Frontier Foundation): The bill only addresses a small portion of the problems created by NSA spying. It does not touch problems like NSA programs to sabotage encryption standards; it does not effectively tackle the issue of collecting information on people outside of the US; and it doesn't address the authority that the government is supposedly using to tap the data links between service provider data centers, such as those owned by Google and Yahoo. The bill also does not address excessive secrecy; it won't deal with the major over-classification issues or the state secrets privilege.

    Opponent's argument against (J. Kirk Wiebe, former NSA Senior Intelligence Analyst interview with TheRealNews.com): It's window dressing. Stopping bulk collection is a good step, but the only thing that's going to fix this is direct access into NSA's databases by an independent group of hackers, techie types, people like Snowden who know how to get into a network and look at things and verify that the data they're collecting and what they're doing with it complies with the Constitution. The NSA has essentially operated illegally--unconstitutionally--for 60% of its existence.

    Also see the related Senate bill S.1599.


      Participating counts on VoteMatch question 24. Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
    • Topic: Homeland Security
    • Headline: End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act (Score: 2)
    • Headline 2: Sponsored ending bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act (Score: 2)

    • Key for participation codes:
    • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
    • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
    • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
    • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



    Democrats participating in 14-H3361

    Karen Bass s1oCalifornia DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Ami Bera s1oCalifornia DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Suzanne Bonamici s1oOregon DemocratNov 15, 2013
    Julia Brownley s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 20, 2013
    Lois Capps s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)Dec 19, 2013
    Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)Oct 29, 2013
    Andre Carson s1oIndiana DemocratNov 21, 2013
    Judy Chu s1oCalifornia DemocratOct 29, 2013
    David Cicilline s1oRhode Island DemocratDec 11, 2013
    Katherine Clark s1oMassachusetts DemocratFeb 25, 2014
    Steve Cohen s1oTennessee DemocratMay 6, 2014
    John Conyers s1oMichigan DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Joe Courtney s1oConnecticut DemocratDec 16, 2013
    Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland DemocratNov 15, 2013
    Peter Defazio s1oOregon DemocratDec 3, 2013
    Diana DeGette s1oColorado DemocratMay 7, 2014
    Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut DemocratDec 19, 2013
    Suzan DelBene s1oWashington DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Ted Deutch s1oFlorida DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Mike Doyle s1oPennsylvania DemocratFeb 11, 2014
    Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Bill Enyart s1oIllinois DemocratOct 30, 2013
    Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Sam Farr s1oCalifornia DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Tulsi Gabbard s1oHawaii DemocratOct 29, 2013
    John Garamendi s1oCalifornia DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Alan Grayson s1oFL Democratic Senate candidateOct 29, 2013
    Gene Green s1oTexas DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Raul Grijalva s1oArizona DemocratDec 11, 2013
    Colleen Hanabusa s1oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2014)Oct 30, 2013
    Mike Honda s1oCalifornia DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Steven Horsford s1oNevada DemocratOct 30, 2013
    Jared Huffman s1oCalifornia DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Hakeem Jeffries s1oNew York DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Bill Keating s1oMassachusetts DemocratJan 7, 2014
    Joe Kennedy III s1oMassachusetts DemocratJan 28, 2014
    Annie Kuster s1oNew Hampshire DemocratNov 13, 2013
    Rick Larsen s1oWashington DemocratNov 13, 2013
    Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia DemocratOct 29, 2013
    John Lewis s1oGeorgia DemocratOct 30, 2013
    Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Alan Lowenthal s1oCalifornia DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Ben Ray Lujan s1oNew Mexico DemocratFeb 10, 2014
    Steve Lynch s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Senate run 2013)Jan 29, 2014
    Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalFeb 26, 2014
    Doris Matsui s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 7, 2014
    Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota DemocratOct 30, 2013
    Jim McDermott s1oWashington DemocratDec 11, 2013
    Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts DemocratNov 13, 2013
    Michael Michaud s1oMaine Democratic Governor ChallengerOct 29, 2013
    Gwen Moore s1oWisconsin DemocratOct 29, 2013
    James Moran s1oVirginia Democrat (retiring 2014)Oct 29, 2013
    Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesOct 29, 2013
    Grace Napolitano s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 12, 2014
    Richard Neal s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 5, 2014
    Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Beto O`Rourke s1oTexas DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Gary Peters s1oMI Democratic ChallengerMay 7, 2014
    Chellie Pingree s1oMaine DemocratNov 13, 2013
    Mark Pocan s1oWisconsin DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Jared Polis s1oColorado DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Mike Quigley s1oIllinois DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Cedric Richmond s1oLouisiana DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois DemocratDec 11, 2013
    Kurt Schrader s1oOregon DemocratJan 10, 2014
    Bobby Scott s1oVirginia DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Jose Serrano s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalMay 7, 2014
    Carol Shea-Porter s1oNew Hampshire DemocratDec 3, 2013
    Brad Sherman s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 28, 2014
    Jackie Speier s1oCalifornia DemocratOct 29, 2013
    Eric Swalwell s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 5, 2014
    Bennie Thompson s1oMississippi DemocratOct 29, 2013
    John Tierney s1oMassachusetts DemocratNov 13, 2013
    Paul Tonko s1oNew York DemocratFeb 27, 2014
    Niki Tsongas s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 4, 2014
    Filemon Vela s1oTexas DemocratDec 3, 2013
    Peter Welch s1oVermont DemocratOct 29, 2013



    Republicans participating in 14-H3361

    Justin Amash s1oMichigan RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Mark Amodei s1oNevada RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Kerry Bentivolio s1oMichigan RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Jim Bridenstine s1oOklahoma RepublicanJan 10, 2014
    Paul Broun s1oGA Republican ChallengerJan 7, 2014
    Vern Buchanan s1oFlorida RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Michael Burgess s1oTexas RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    John Campbell s1oCalifornia Republican (retiring 2014)Feb 11, 2014
    John Howard Coble s1oNorth Carolina Republican (retiring 2014)Oct 29, 2013
    Mike Coffman s1oColorado RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Steve Daines s1oMontana Republican (Senate run 2014)Oct 29, 2013
    Sean Duffy s1oWisconsin RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Jeff Duncan s1oSouth Carolina RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Jimmy Duncan s1oTennessee RepublicanFeb 11, 2014
    Blake Farenthold s1oTexas RepublicanOct 30, 2013
    Mike Fitzpatrick s1oPennsylvania Republican (retiring 2016)Oct 29, 2013
    John Fleming s1oLA Republican Senate candidateDec 3, 2013
    Cory Gardner s1oCO Republican Senate challengerMar 4, 2014
    Scott Garrett s1oNew Jersey RepublicanJan 28, 2014
    Chris Gibson s1oNew York Republican (retiring 2016)Oct 29, 2013
    Louie Gohmert s1oTexas RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Bob Goodlatte s1oVirginia RepublicanMay 9, 2014
    Paul Gosar s1oArizona RepublicanMay 7, 2014
    Trey Gowdy s1oSouth Carolina RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Tom Graves s1oGeorgia RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Brett Guthrie s1oKentucky RepublicanFeb 11, 2014
    Tim Huelskamp s1oKansas RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Duncan Hunter s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)Oct 29, 2013
    Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Jim Jordan s1oOhio RepublicanDec 16, 2013
    Jack Kingston s1oGA Republican ChallengerNov 21, 2013
    Raul Labrador s1oIdaho RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Doug LaMalfa s1oCalifornia RepublicanNov 20, 2013
    Leonard Lance s1oNew Jersey RepublicanMay 7, 2014
    Billy Long s1oMissouri RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Blaine Luetkemeyer s1oMissouri RepublicanNov 21, 2013
    Kenny Marchant s1oTexas RepublicanMar 4, 2014
    Thomas Massie s1oKentucky RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Tom McClintock s1oCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003)Oct 30, 2013
    Luke Messer s1oIndiana RepublicanDec 16, 2013
    John Mica s1oFlorida RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Markwayne Mullin s1oOklahoma RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Mick Mulvaney s1oSouth Carolina RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Kristi Noem s1oSouth Dakota RepublicanNov 21, 2013
    Rich Nugent s1oFlorida RepublicanNov 20, 2013
    Steve Pearce s1oNew Mexico RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Scott Perry s1oPennsylvania RepublicanNov 13, 2013
    Tom Petri s1oWisconsin RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Ted Poe s1oTexas RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Reid Ribble s1oWisconsin RepublicanNov 13, 2013
    Phil Roe s1oTennessee RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Dana Rohrabacher s1oCalifornia RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Todd Rokita s1oIndiana RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Matt Salmon s1oArizona RepublicanDec 3, 2013
    Mark Sanford s1oSC Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)Oct 29, 2013
    David Schweikert s1oArizona RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Austin Scott s1oGeorgia RepublicanJan 10, 2014
    James Sensenbrenner s2pWisconsin RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Christopher Smith s1oNew Jersey RepublicanOct 30, 2013
    Jason Smith s1oMissouri RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Chris Stewart s1oUtah RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Steve Stockman s1oTexas Republican (Senate run 2014)Dec 11, 2013
    Lee Terry s1oNebraska RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Glenn Thompson s1oPennsylvania RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Randy Weber s1oTexas RepublicanJan 7, 2014
    Joe Wilson s1oSouth Carolina RepublicanApr 10, 2014
    Rob Wittman s1oVA Republican 2017 Gubernatorial candidateMay 15, 2014
    Kevin Yoder s1oKansas RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Ted Yoho s1oFlorida RepublicanOct 29, 2013
    Don Young s1oAlaska RepublicanOct 29, 2013



    Independents participating in 14-H3361

    Tim Griffin s1oAR GOP Lt.Gov ChallengerOct 29, 2013
    Darrell Issa s1oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003)Oct 29, 2013



    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 80
    Republicans: 70
    Independents: 2


















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