A number of provisions of the Patriot Act will expire on December 31, 2005 unless renewed by Congress. Last week, Congress was unable to reach an agreement regarding renewal of the provisions. Congress will reconvene in December and attempt to reach a compromise before the December 31st deadline.
In the meantime, here's your chance brush up on the Patriot Act. The full text of the Patriot Act can be found here . Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont offers a section-by-section analysis of the Act on his website. Wikipedia also has an informative page on the Act.
The current status of legislation relating to the provisions that are due to expire at the end of the year can be found at the Library of Congress' website .
Finally, legislative updates regarding the Act can be found at Reform the Patriot Act, an ACLU blog devoted to the Patriot Act.