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November 19, 2007

House Votes - H.R. 3773: RESTORE Act

H.Res. 824: Providing for further consideration of H.R. 3773
Providing For Further Consideration of H.R. 3773, Restore Act of 2007
Rep. Reyes [D-TX]: "Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, this is an incredible turn of events from our colleagues on the other side of the aisle who are now arguing for undocumented people within the confines of this country. Let me start out by making a flat statement. The RESTORE Act confers no additional rights on undocumented..."

On Ordering the Previous Question
Passed 221-195

On Agreeing to the Resolution
Passed 224-192


H.R. 3773: Responsible Electronic Surveillance That is Overseen, Reviewed, and Effective Act of 2007
To amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence, and for other purposes.

Debate
Restore Act of 2007

Rep. Hoyer [D-MD]: "I thank my friend for yielding. I thank him for his leadership as well. I thank Mr. Conyers for his leadership, and I thank Mr. Hoekstra and Mr. Smith for their participation. This is a serious issue that confronts us. Mr. Speaker, this legislation, the RESTORE Act, is nothing less than the fundamental reiteration of the most basic concepts ..."

Rep. Shadegg [R-AZ]: "Mr. Speaker, I want to point out that this bill raises a fundamental question: Do we trust judges, unelected judges, to control foreign intelligence? Are we going to move that responsibility from the executive branch to judges? Or is that not their job? As I explained earlier, this measure requires that a warrant be obtained every single..."

Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

Votes

On Motion to Recommit with Instructions
(consideration: CR H14059-14061; text: CR H14059)
Failed 194-222

On Passage
Passed 227-189

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