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Amash Amendment to End Blanket Collection of American Records Under the PATRIOT Act by the NSA

Amendment to: H.R. 2397 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014

LFA Vote

Yea

Result

Nay
205-217

Weight

3x

Bill Description

This amendment, offered by Rep. Amash (R-MI) and Rep. Conyers (D-MI), would end the statutory authority under Section 215 of the U.S. PATRIOT Act relied upon by the National Security Agency (NSA) and other federal agencies to engage in the blanket collection of records, including telephone call records and internet metadata, that pertain to persons who are not the subject of investigation.

Liberty for All's Position

By prohibiting the NSA from spending any money on this type of surveillance, this amendment would have helped bring to an end the government's unwarranted, unnecessary, and wholly unconstitutional mass surveillance of Americans. The government collects the phone records without suspicion of every single American in the United States. This flies in the face of the Fourth Amendment and denies every American their constitutional right to be free from warrantless search and seizure as well as to be provide with due process under the law. Liberty For All is staunchly opposed to the dragnet collection and storage of the personal records Americans. We will continue to fight against the Orwellian police state and the unconstitutional misuse of our laws to advance a growing authoritarian agenda.

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Name
Rep
Vote
LFA
Vote

Robert Aderholt

Republican Representative - AL 4

Nay
Yea

Justin Amash

Republican Representative - MI 3

Yea
Yea

Mark Amodei

Republican Representative - NV 2

Yea
Yea

Robert Andrews

Democratic Representative - NJ 1

Nay
Yea

Michele Bachmann

Republican Representative - MN 6

Nay
Yea

Spencer Bachus

Republican Representative - AL 6

Yea
Yea

Ron Barber

Democratic Representative - AZ 2

Nay
Yea

Lou Barletta

Republican Representative - PA 11

Not Voting
Yea

Garland Barr

Republican Representative - KY 6

Nay
Yea

John Barrow

Democratic Representative - GA 12

Nay
Yea

Joe Barton

Republican Representative - TX 6

Yea
Yea

Karen Bass

Democratic Representative - CA 37

Yea
Yea

Joyce Beatty

Democratic Representative - OH 3

Not Voting
Yea

Xavier Becerra

Democratic Representative - CA 34

Yea
Yea

Dan Benishek

Republican Representative - MI 1

Nay
Yea

Kerry Bentivolio

Republican Representative - MI 11

Yea
Yea

Ami Bera

Democratic Representative - CA 7

Nay
Yea

Gus Bilirakis

Republican Representative - FL 12

Nay
Yea

Rob Bishop

Republican Representative - UT 1

Yea
Yea

Sanford Bishop

Democratic Representative - GA 2

Nay
Yea