Skip to content

House Judiciary Committee passes USA PATRIOT Amendments Act of 2009

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee passed the USA PATRIOT Amendments Act of 2009 (H.R. 3845) today with a vote of 16-10 after two days of lengthy debate.

Numerous amendments were offered during the debate, including an amendment from Rep. Gallegly (R-CA) that would have stripped the library exception completely from the bill. During the debate on this amendment, Reps. Watt (D-NC) and Nadler (D-NY) voiced support for libraries, and the amendment failed in a party-line vote of 21-13.

We are awaiting the release of the official language and will post additional information after further analysis. It is unclear when this bill will go to the House floor for a vote, and there are other pending bills including a bill from the House Intelligence Committee as well as a bill introduced by Rep. Holt (D-NJ).

Stay tuned!

Lynne Bradley
director, Office of Government Relations

The following two tabs change content below.

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *