50 U.S. Code § 1826 - Congressional oversight

On a semiannual basis the Attorney General shall fully inform the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate, and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate, concerning all physical searches conducted pursuant to this subchapter. On a semiannual basis the Attorney General shall also provide to those committees and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives a report setting forth with respect to the preceding six-month period—
(1) the total number of applications made for orders approving physical searches under this subchapter;
(2) the total number of such orders either granted, modified, or denied;
(3) the number of physical searches which involved searches of the residences, offices, or personal property of United States persons, and the number of occasions, if any, where the Attorney General provided notice pursuant to section 1825 (b) of this title; and
(4) the total number of emergency physical searches authorized by the Attorney General under section 1824 (e) of this title and the total number of subsequent orders approving or denying such physical searches.

Source

(Pub. L. 95–511, title III, § 306, as added Pub. L. 103–359, title VIII, § 807(a)(3),Oct. 14, 1994, 108 Stat. 3451; amended Pub. L. 109–177, title I, § 109(a),Mar. 9, 2006, 120 Stat. 204.)
Amendments

2006—Pub. L. 109–177, § 109(a)(1), (2), in introductory provisions, inserted “, and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate,” after “Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate” and substituted “and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives” for “and the Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Senate”.
Par. (4). Pub. L. 109–177, § 109(a)(3)–(5), added par. (4).

 

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