• Did Freedom Win? Yes
  • Voted for Freedom 36
  • Voted Against Freedom 51
This amendment, S.Amdt. 4685, offered by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), to the Senate version of the Commerce, Justice, Science spending bill would greatly expand the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) surveillance powers, giving the agency the ability to collect sensitive, personal information about American citizens’ online activities. The Fourth Amendment is an important protection against government intrusions into our lives, and we should be wary of any legislation that threatens such a fundamental right. The amendment would allow the FBI to collect Electronic Communications Transactional Records (ECTRs) which includes information about web browsing history, the to/from lines of emails, and location information from IP addresses with only an administrative subpoena, also known as a National Security Letter. In addition to not requiring a warrant, national security letters also include a gag order, so companies cannot even inform their customers that their data is being turned over to federal law enforcement officials.

Legislator's Votes

Voted for Freedom

Tammy Baldwin

Senator WI

Tammy Baldwin

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Cory Booker

Senator NJ

Cory Booker

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Sherrod Brown

Senator OH

Sherrod Brown

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Ben Cardin

Senator MD

Ben Cardin

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Tom Carper

Senator DE

Tom Carper

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Chris Coons

Senator DE

Chris Coons

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Steve Daines

Senator MT

Steve Daines

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Dick Durbin

Senator IL

Dick Durbin

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Alan Franken

Senator MN

Alan Franken

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
Cory Gardner

Senator CO

Cory Gardner

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
Mazie Hirono

Senator HI

Mazie Hirono

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Tim Kaine

Senator VA

Tim Kaine

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Mike Lee

Senator UT

Mike Lee

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Ed Markey

Senator MA

Ed Markey

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Jeff Merkley

Senator OR

Jeff Merkley

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Chris Murphy

Senator CT

Chris Murphy

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Patty Murray

Senator WA

Patty Murray

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Rand Paul

Senator KY

Rand Paul

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Gary Peters

Senator MI

Gary Peters

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Brian Schatz

Senator HI

Brian Schatz

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Chuck Schumer

Senator NY

Chuck Schumer

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Jon Tester

Senator MT

Jon Tester

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Tom Udall

Senator NM

Tom Udall

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
Ron Wyden

Senator OR

Ron Wyden

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes

Voted Against Freedom

Kelly Ayotte

Senator NH

Kelly Ayotte

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
John Barrasso

Senator WY

John Barrasso

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Roy Blunt

Senator MO

Roy Blunt

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
John Boozman

Senator AR

John Boozman

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Richard Burr

Member

Richard Burr

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Bob Casey

Senator PA

Bob Casey

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Bill Cassidy

Senator LA

Bill Cassidy

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Susan Collins

Senator ME

Susan Collins

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Bob Corker

Senator TN

Bob Corker

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
John Cornyn

Senator TX

John Cornyn

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Tom Cotton

Senator AR

Tom Cotton

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Ted Cruz

Senator TX

Ted Cruz

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Mike Enzi

Senator WY

Mike Enzi

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Joni Ernst

Senator IA

Joni Ernst

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Deb Fischer

Senator NE

Deb Fischer

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Jeff Flake

Senator AZ

Jeff Flake

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
John Hoeven

Senator ND

John Hoeven

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Jim Inhofe

Senator OK

Jim Inhofe

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
John Isakson

Senator GA

John Isakson

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Ron Johnson

Senator WI

Ron Johnson

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Angus King

Senator ME

Angus King

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Mark Kirk

Senator IL

Mark Kirk

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Amy Klobuchar

Senator MN

Amy Klobuchar

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Joe Manchin

Senator WV

Joe Manchin

  • Voted for Freedom? No
John McCain

Senator AZ

John McCain

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Jerry Moran

Senator KS

Jerry Moran

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Bill Nelson

Senator FL

Bill Nelson

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
David Perdue

Senator GA

David Perdue

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Rob Portman

Senator OH

Rob Portman

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Jack Reed

Senator RI

Jack Reed

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Jim Risch

Senator ID

Jim Risch

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Pat Roberts

Senator KS

Pat Roberts

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Mike Rounds

Senator SD

Mike Rounds

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Marco Rubio

Senator FL

Marco Rubio

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Ben Sasse

Senator NE

Ben Sasse

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Tim Scott

Senator SC

Tim Scott

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Dan Sullivan

Senator AK

Dan Sullivan

  • Voted for Freedom? No
John Thune

Senator SD

John Thune

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Thom Tillis

Senator NC

Thom Tillis

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Pat Toomey

Senator PA

Pat Toomey

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Mark Warner

Senator VA

Mark Warner

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Roger Wicker

Senator MS

Roger Wicker

  • Voted for Freedom? No

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