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Fact Sheet: s. 139, FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act

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This Bill Continues Warrantless Access to Email and Phone Calls Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is a critical national security tool set to expire on January 19, 2018. With the proper set of reforms in place—changes that preserve its effectiveness while protecting the privacy of Americans swept up into government surveillance — House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerr... Read more »

Fact Sheet: H.r. 469, the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017

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H.R. 469 Is an Assault on Americans Health, Safety, and Privacy H.R. 469, the “Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017,” would significantly delay the process for ensuring that statutory deadlines established by Congress are enforced to protect Americans from serious harms such as dirty air and water, unsafe products, and reckless behavior by large financial ins... Read more »

Fact Sheet: H.r. 732, the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017

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H.R. 732 Would Undermine Civil Law Enforcement and Harm the Public H.R. 732, the “Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017,” is a deeply flawed measure that would undermine the ability of civil law enforcement agencies to provide relief to victims of systemic misconduct. The bill would prohibit settlement agreements that authorize payments to parties not “directly and proximately” harmed by the un... Read more »

FACT SHEET: H.R. 36, THE SO-CALLED “PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT”

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Fact Sheet: H.R. 36, The So-Called “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” bans abortions beginning at 20 weeks after fertilization. The bill has no health exception and only an extremely narrow exception for cases where a woman’s life is endangered by a physical condition. The bill also has woefully inadequate rape and incest exceptions.... Read more »