[Politech] House Republican leaders seek to expand Patriot Act [priv]

From: Declan McCullagh (declan@private)
Date: Wed Oct 08 2003 - 09:05:27 PDT

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    Via Secrecy News...
    Most recent legislative initiatives concerning domestic
    anti-terrorism activity have been aimed at curtailing or
    refining the surveillance authorities that were previously
    granted in the USA Patriot Act.
    But two influential House Committee chairmen have introduced a
    bill that would expand and reinforce those authorities.
    The "Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Tools Improvement Act" (H.R.
    3179) would provide new penalties for violating the
    non-disclosure provisions of so-called "national security
    letters"; provide for judicial enforcement of requests for
    information under such national security letters; and
    facilitate the use of information collected under the Foreign
    Intelligence Surveillance Act in immigration proceedings.
    The bill was introduced on September 25 by Rep. James
    Sensenbrenner, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep.
    Porter Goss, chair of the House Intelligence Committee.  See:
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