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FISA 101: Why FISA Modernization Amendments Must Be Made Permanent

FISA Amendments In The Protect America Act Of 2007 Remain Necessary To Keep Our Nation Safe

The Protect America Act modernized the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to provide our intelligence community essential tools to acquire important information about terrorists who want to harm America. The Act, which passed with bipartisan support in the House and Senate and was signed into law by President Bush on August 5, 2007, restores FISA to its original focus of protecting the rights of persons in the United States, while not acting as an obstacle to gathering foreign intelligence on targets located in foreign countries. By enabling our intelligence community to close a critical intelligence gap that existed before the Act became law, the Protect America Act has already made our Nation safer.

The tools provided by the Protect America Act expired on February 16, 2008 it is essential that Congress act now to make the legislation permanent. Congress must also pass legislation to provide meaningful liability protection to those alleged to have assisted our Nation following the 9/11 attacks.

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Remarks by the President on the Signing of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008
July 10, 2008

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Letter from Attorney General Mukasey and DNI McConnell on the Amendments Offered to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Act of 2008
July 07, 2008

Retroactive Liability Protection: Providing Our Intelligence Officials The Tools They Need To Keep Our Nation Safe
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