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House Committee on the JudiciaryCrime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and InvestigationsHouse Permanent Select Committee on IntelligenceIntroducedJuly 19th, 2013
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Presidential Appointment of FISA Court Judges Act
To require Presidential appointment and Senate confirmation of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judges.
Presidential Appointment of FISA Court Judges Act - Amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to require the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to publicly designate: (1) the 11 district court judges constituting the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court with jurisdiction over applications for electronic surveillance, (2) the 3 judges of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, and (3) the presiding judges of such Courts. (Currently, such judges are designated by the Chief Justice.) Permits existing FISA judges to complete their terms.