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Key Vote

    See How Your Representative Voted on the Amash Amendment

    Tonight the House voted on Justin Amash's amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill. The amendment would simply have required that the NSA's surveillance and collection of digital metadata only be conducted upon people who are directly under investigation.

    Currently, the NSA has been revealed to be vastly overextending their reach, collecting blanket surveillance of large swaths of people who may or may not have anything to do with actual suspicious persons under investigation.  A warrant for the seizure if property or information is supposed to be specific, limited to those individuals actually suspected of a crime - not a blanket order to scoop up data on anyone who has ever known them.

    Given the predispositions of previous Congresses, it is amazing that Congressman Amash and his bipartisan coalition got as close as they did to passing this amendment.  Unfortunately, it did fail, 205-217, with 94 Republicans and 111 Democrats voting to uphold the 4th Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure.  

    FreedomWorks activists were key in this fight, placing hundreds of calls to Speaker Boehner's office insisting that the amendment get a vote, and then placing hundreds more calls to their own Representives urging them to support the Amash amendment.

    FreedomWorks issued a Key Vote in favor of this amendment, and will score YES votes on our online scorecard.

    You can see how your Representative vote HERE. The Representatives who voted against the Amash amendment and for unlimited NSA spying authority are (Democrats in italics): 

    Aderholt
    Alexander
    Andrews
    Bachmann
    Barber
    Barr
    Barrow (GA)
    Benishek
    Bera (CA)
    Bilirakis
    Bishop (GA)
    Bishop (NY)
    Boehner
    Bonner
    Boustany
    Brady (TX)
    Brooks (AL)
    Brooks (IN)
    Brown (FL)
    Brownley (CA)
    Bucshon
    Butterfield
    Calvert
    Camp
    Cantor
    Capito
    Carney
    Carter
    Castor (FL)
    Castro (TX)
    Cole
    Collins (GA)
    Collins (NY)
    Conaway
    Cook
    Cooper
    Costa
    Cotton
    Crawford
    Crenshaw
    Cuellar
    Culberson
    Davis (CA)
    Delaney
    Denham
    Dent
    Diaz-Balart
    Duckworth
    Ellmers
    Engel
    Enyart
    Esty
    Flores
    Forbes
    Fortenberry
    Foster
    Foxx
    Frankel (FL)
    Franks (AZ)
    Frelinghuysen
    Gallego
    Garcia
    Gerlach
    Gibbs
    Gingrey (GA)
    Goodlatte
    Granger
    Graves (MO)
    Green, Al
    Grimm
    Guthrie
    Gutiérrez
    Hanabusa
    Hanna
    Harper
    Hartzler
    Hastings (WA)
    Heck (NV)
    Heck (WA)
    Hensarling
    Higgins
    Himes
    Hinojosa
    Holding
    Hoyer
    Hudson
    Hunter
    Hurt
    Israel
    Issa
    Jackson Lee
    Johnson (GA)
    Johnson, E. B.
    Johnson, Sam
    Joyce
    Kaptur
    Kelly (IL)
    Kelly (PA)
    Kennedy
    Kilmer
    Kind
    King (IA)
    King (NY)
    Kinzinger (IL)
    Kirkpatrick
    Kline
    Kuster
    Lance
    Langevin
    Lankford
    Larsen (WA)
    Latham
    Latta
    Levin
    Lipinski
    LoBiondo
    Long
    Lowey
    Lucas
    Luetkemeyer
    Maloney, Sean
    Marino
    Matheson
    McCarthy (CA)
    McCaul
    McIntyre
    McKeon
    McKinley
    McNerney
    Meehan
    Meeks
    Meng
    Messer
    Miller (FL)
    Miller (MI)
    Murphy (FL)
    Murphy (PA)
    Neugebauer
    Noem
    Nunes
    Nunnelee
    Olson
    Palazzo
    Paulsen
    Payne
    Pelosi
    Peters (CA)
    Peters (MI)
    Peterson
    Pittenger
    Pitts
    Pompeo
    Price (NC)
    Quigley
    Reed
    Reichert
    Renacci
    Rigell
    Roby
    Rogers (AL)
    Rogers (KY)
    Rogers (MI)
    Rooney
    Ros-Lehtinen
    Roskam
    Royce
    Ruiz
    Runyan
    Ruppersberger
    Ryan (OH)
    Ryan (WI)
    Schakowsky
    Schneider
    Schwartz
    Scott, Austin
    Scott, David
    Sessions
    Sewell (AL)
    Shimkus
    Shuster
    Simpson
    Sinema
    Sires
    Slaughter
    Smith (NE)
    Smith (TX)
    Smith (WA)
    Stivers
    Stutzman
    Terry
    Thompson (CA)
    Thornberry
    Tiberi
    Titus
    Turner
    Upton
    Valadao
    Van Hollen
    Vargas
    Veasey
    Visclosky
    Wagner
    Walberg
    Walden
    Walorski
    Wasserman Schultz
    Webster (FL)
    Wenstrup
    Westmoreland
    Whitfield
    Wilson (FL)
    Wittman
    Wolf
    Womack
    Woodall
    Young (FL)
    Young (IN)