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S 2685 - USA FREEDOM Act of 2014 - National Key Vote

Tim Kaine voted Yea (Cloture Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Cloture Not Invoked (Senate) (58-42) - (Key vote)
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Title: USA FREEDOM Act of 2014

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to invoke cloture on a bill that prohibits the collection of telephone records of certain individuals.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the FBI from collecting daily call detail records of an individual except under the following circumstances (Sec. 101):
    • The agency provides a statement of facts implying that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the records are relevant to an investigation; and 
    • The agency provides a statement of facts implying that the individual is associated with a foreign power or agent engaged in international terrorism.
  • Requires the Director of National Intelligence to make an annual public report detailing certain identification measures including, but not limited to, the following measures (Sec. 603):
    • The number of individuals communications were collected from; and 
    • The number of those individuals who were believed to be in the United States.
  • Requires the presiding judges of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to jointly appoint at least 5 attorneys to serve as special advocates to the court (Sec. 401).
  • Specifies that the appointed attorneys to the Court will possess expertise in privacy and civil liberties, intelligence collection, tele-communications, and any other relevant area (Sec. 401).
Note:

NOTE: INVOKING CLOTURE REQUIRES A 3/5 MAJORITY OF THE SENATE. IT IS NOT A VOTE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION, BUT LIMITS FURTHER DEBATE TO 30 HOURS. CLOTURE IS TYPICALLY USED TO END A FILIBUSTER. A FAILED CLOTURE VOTE OFTEN PREVENTS THE LEGISLATION FROM EVER COMING TO A VOTE.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: USA FREEDOM Act of 2014

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