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Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - CISPA

H.R. 624 - Roll Call 117

LFA Vote

Nay

Result

Yea
288-127

Weight

3x

Bill Description

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) would legalize and legitimize the unconstitutional sharing of private user data by internet companies and the federal government. The bill would realistically create an exemption that would allow companies to hold private user data and choose to share that data with the National Security Agency or other federal agencies. CISPA therefore allows companies to functionally spy on American citizens and pass that information along to the government without any form of judicial oversight. The bill does not provide guidelines regarding what data can be collected or transferred and even provided companies immunity from legal action for passing the information along. CISPA would allow the creation of a covert digital data-sharing and storing network between big business and big government and at the expense of all Americans.

Liberty for All's Position

Laws like CISPA directly challenge our self-ownership and represent a major threat to the principles upon which are nation is founded. Liberty For All recognizes the need to keep America safe, but CISPA makes the nation weaker, further erodes our founding principles, and, as many experts have recently noted, does little to make us safer. In addition to being a bad law, CISPA is a wholly unconstitutional violation of the Fourth (and potentially Fifth) Amendment rights of U.S. citizens. The law is vague, can be employed for almost any purpose, shields companies from legal liability for spying, and will be used for a variety of uses that have nothing to do with security threats to our nation. Personal privacy, self-autonomy, and the derivative rights that grow from both are core values of our nation and CISPA would undo both for little to no benefit. As Benjamin Franklin once said - those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase temporary safety deserve neither. Liberty For All stands for public safety measures that not only protect us from threats but also preserve and defend both the Constitution and the principles upon which it stands.

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Rep
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LFA
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Robert Aderholt

Republican Representative - AL 4

Yea
Nay

Justin Amash

Republican Representative - MI 3

Nay
Nay

Mark Amodei

Republican Representative - NV 2

Yea
Nay

Robert Andrews

Democratic Representative - NJ 1

Nay
Nay

Michele Bachmann

Republican Representative - MN 6

Not Voting
Nay

Spencer Bachus

Republican Representative - AL 6

Yea
Nay

Ron Barber

Democratic Representative - AZ 2

Yea
Nay

Lou Barletta

Republican Representative - PA 11

Yea
Nay

Garland Barr

Republican Representative - KY 6

Yea
Nay

John Barrow

Democratic Representative - GA 12

Yea
Nay

Joe Barton

Republican Representative - TX 6

Yea
Nay

Karen Bass

Democratic Representative - CA 37

Nay
Nay

Joyce Beatty

Democratic Representative - OH 3

Yea
Nay

Xavier Becerra

Democratic Representative - CA 34

Nay
Nay

Dan Benishek

Republican Representative - MI 1

Yea
Nay

Kerry Bentivolio

Republican Representative - MI 11

Nay
Nay

Ami Bera

Democratic Representative - CA 7

Yea
Nay

Gus Bilirakis

Republican Representative - FL 12

Yea
Nay

Rob Bishop

Republican Representative - UT 1

Nay
Nay

Sanford Bishop

Democratic Representative - GA 2

Yea
Nay