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HR 3162 - USA Patriot Act of 2001 - National Key Vote

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Title: USA Patriot Act of 2001

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that grants law enforcement more authority to search homes, tap phone lines, and track internet use of those suspected of terrorism.

Highlights:

  • Allows law enforcement agencies to share grand jury and other information about suspected terrorists.
  • Strengthens security on American borders, especially Canada.
  • Offers rewards to citizens who assist the government in finding terrorists.
  • Includes measures to break up terrorists' financial networks and money laundering activities via increased communication between law enforcement and financial institutions and more rigorous oversight of financial transactions.

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: USA Patriot Act of 2001

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that grants law enforcement more authority to search homes, tap phone lines, and track internet use of those suspected of terrorism.

Highlights:

  • Allows law enforcement agencies to share grand jury and other information about suspected terrorists.
  • Strengthens security on American borders, especially Canada.
  • Offers rewards to citizens who assist the government in finding terrorists.
  • Includes measures to break up terrorists' financial networks and money laundering activities via increased communication between law enforcement and financial institutions and more rigorous oversight of financial transactions.

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

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