SOPA 2.0 was passed under the radar under H.R. 4681, Section 309.

SOPA Just Passed In Secret!

H.R. 4681
H.R. 4681

General Info and Links:
Full text of the bill can be found here.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/4681
White House petition:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/protect-our-privac…
Justin Amash’s Facebook Post:
https://www.facebook.com/repjustinamash/posts/812569822115759
Locate your reps:
http://www.opencongress.org/people/zipcodelookup
This is especially important. Find your congressman and let him know you hate this
How your reps voted:
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll271.xml

by extremelylazy

Law passed that allows spying on Americans without a warrant

I am in no place to talk about politics or things like this. However, it’s situations like these that we need to be discerning and must share. I have no idea how many people will see this post. I also have no idea what the future holds in store for us. The bill already passed the senate and the house, and now it’s up to the president to veto the bill.

If anything else, please help sign the petition.

Link to Petition

H.R. 4681, scroll down to section 309.

Representative Justin Amash making sense of things on an imgur mirror.

Imgur Mirror of Section 309

X-post Credits and Awareness

EDIT: Quite blatant that it isn’t SOPA, but it’s something relatable as once more our privacy and rights are belittled.

According to the records from that day, this was under the section labelled “UNFINISHED BUSINESS” (ctrl+f on that page for it). It was the first item of business in that section, and was broken down as follows:

Time Bill Notes
4:58:19 P.M. N/A UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:59:00 P.M. H.R. 4681 Considered as unfinished business.
5:06:01 P.M. H.R. 4681 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 325 – 100 (Roll no. 558).
5:06:02 P.M. H.R. 4681 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

It appears this was already discussed on May 30th, 2014. Here is the record for that day.


Time Bill Notes
9:51:04 A.M. H.R. 4681 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 604. H.R. 4681 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.”
9:51:09 A.M. H.R. 4681 All points of order against consideration of the bills are waived. General debate shall not exceed one hour, after debate the bills shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute for H.R. 4681, an amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in Rules Committee Print 113-45 shall be considered as an original bill. No amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be made in order except those printed in the report.
9:51:46 A.M. H.R. 4681 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 604 and Rule XVIII.
9:51:47 A.M. H.R. 4681 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:52:02 A.M. H.R. 4681 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4681.
10:33:25 A.M H.R. 4681 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Rogers (MI), printed in House Report 113-465 consisting of amendments numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, and 11.
10:33:45 A.M H.R. 4681 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 604, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Rogers (MI) en bloc amendment no. 1.
10:43:41 A.M H.R. 4681 On agreeing to the Rogers (MI) amendments Agreed to by voice vote.
10:43:50 A.M H.R. 4681 An amendment, offered by Mr. Franks (AZ), numbered 6 printed in House Report 113-465 to require a report from DNI on the threat posed by man-made electromagnetic pulse weapons to United States interests through 2025, including threats from foreign countries and foreign non-State actors.
10:43:56 A.M H.R. 4681 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 604, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Franks (AZ) amendment no. 6.
10:52:32 A.M H.R. 4681 On agreeing to the Franks (AZ) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:52:48 A.M H.R. 4681 An amendment, offered by Mr. Poe (TX), numbered 7 printed in House Report 113-465 to require the DNI to submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a comprehensive strategy to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al-Qaeda, its affiliated groups, associated groups, and adherents. The amendment also requests that the report include the Administration’s definitions of al-Qaeda core, affiliated groups, associated groups, and adherents.
10:52:51 A.M H.R. 4681 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 604, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poe (TX) amendment no. 7.
10:57:34 A.M H.R. 4681 On agreeing to the Poe (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:57:55 A.M H.R. 4681 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gallego, numbered 9 printed in House Report 113-465 to require the Director of National Intelligence–in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and Secretary of Homeland Security–to submit recommendations to Congress for retraining (a) veterans and (b) retired members of the intelligence community in cybersecurity.
10:57:58 A.M H.R. 4681 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 604, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gallego amendment no. 9.
11:04:28 A.M H.R. 4681 On agreeing to the Gallego amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:04:53 A.M H.R. 4681 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4681.
11:05:20 A.M H.R. 4681 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:05:53 A.M H.R. 4681 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
11:07:49 A.M H.R. 4681 Mr. Bishop (NY) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent).
11:08:07 A.M H.R. 4681 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (NY) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to ensure that the intelligence community continues to protect the United States from Chinese and other state sponsored computer theft by requiring that it: 1) consistent with existing law, immediately inform corporations and internet providers of any computer breaches and the steps necessary to combat further intrusion; 2) coordinate with other Federal agencies to protect the United States infrastructure; and 3) assist the Department of Justice and other law enforcement agencies, including supporting allies of the United States in efforts to punish and sanction individuals and government that perpetrate espionage and identity theft.
11:15:36 A.M H.R. 4681 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:46:26 A.M H.R. 4681 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 183 – 220 (Roll no. 270).
11:54:07 A.M H.R. 4681 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 345 – 59 (Roll no. 271).
11:54:07 A.M H.R. 4681 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:54:14 A.M N/A UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:54:27 A.M N/A On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:55:08 A.M H.R. 4681 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 4681.

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