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Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)

By a vote of 273-147, the House passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Congress is facing an April 19th deadline to reauthorize the spying powers. After eleventh-hour negotiations between the GOP holdouts and leadership, Speaker Johnson agreed to change the FISA reauthorization from five years to two years, keep a vote on the warrant requirement amendment, and hold a vote on a separate data privacy bill. It is unclear when the Senate will take up the FISA issue.