Turns out it was all crap. It was all political theater.
House Democrats plan to introduce a bill this week that would let a secret court issue one-year "umbrella" warrants to allow the government to intercept e-mails and phone calls of foreign targets and would not require that surveillance of each person be approved individually.
Not that I think this is the wrong thing to do--far from it. I castigate them for their previous position on the topic, not this position.