Vote Alert: Stop Unconstitutional Abuse of Americans’ Privacy

Congress just had a major vote. How did your elected official vote?

CR Liberty Score Update

This vote was on the USA Rights Act, an amendment designed to safeguard against the warantless surveillance of Americans.

Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., sponsored the amendment aimed at curtailing the National Security Agency’s unconstitutional surveillance and providing more robust protections for American citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights. A bipartisan group of privacy advocates supported the measure to allow the government to continue strategic surveillance operations on foreign targets on foreign soil while strictly limiting “incidental” data collection conducted on Americans without a warrant.

The amendment was rejected just before the House voted to extend Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) for six more years.

Under Section 702, the National Security Agency has sweeping authority to collect incidental data on Americans while spying on foreign targets. The collected information, including emails and text messages, is stored and can be queried by law enforcement without a warrant or even probable cause.

The USA Rights Act would have required a warrant for non-emergency access to Section 702 data on Americans.

The House voted on and rejected this amendment on January 11, 2018 in a roll call vote of 233 to 183.

To see how your elected officials stack up or other votes that compose the Liberty Score, view our full scorecard here.

Conservative position: YES


 

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Minority party (Democrats) in italics

YEAs — 183

Amash
Barragán
Barton
Bass
Beatty
Beyer
Biggs
Blum
Blumenauer
Bonamici
Boyle, Brendan F.
Brady (PA)
Brat
Brooks (AL)
Budd
Burgess
Butterfield
Capuano
Carson (IN)
Chu, Judy
Cicilline
Clark (MA)
Clarke (NY)
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Cohen
Comer
Connolly
Correa
Courtney
Crist
Crowley
Davidson
Davis (CA)
Davis, Danny
Davis, Rodney
DeFazio
DeGette
DeLauro
DelBene
DesJarlais
Deutch
Dingell
Doggett
Doyle, Michael F.
Duncan (SC)
Duncan (TN)
Ellison
Emmer
Engel
Eshoo
Espaillat
Evans
Farenthold
Foster
Fudge
Gabbard
Gallego
Garamendi
Garrett
Gianforte
Gohmert
Gomez
Gonzalez (TX)
Gosar
Graves (LA)
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Griffith
Grijalva
Gutiérrez
Harris
Hastings
Herrera Beutler
Hice, Jody B.
Issa
Jackson Lee
Jayapal
Jeffries
Johnson (GA)
Johnson (LA)
Johnson, E. B.
Jones
Jordan
Keating
Kelly (IL)
Kelly (MS)
Kennedy
Khanna
Kihuen
Kildee
Krishnamoorthi
Labrador
Lamborn
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lawrence
Lee
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Lewis (MN)
Lieu, Ted
Lofgren
Loudermilk
Lowenthal
Lujan Grisham, M.
Luján, Ben Ray
Lynch
Maloney, Carolyn B.
Massie
Mast
Matsui
McClintock
McCollum
McGovern
McMorris Rodgers
Meadows
Meeks
Meng
Mooney (WV)
Moore
Moulton
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal
Norman
O’Rourke
Pallone
Payne
Pearce
Perlmutter
Perry
Pingree
Pocan
Poe (TX)
Polis
Posey
Price (NC)
Raskin
Richmond
Rohrabacher
Rokita
Roybal-Allard
Ryan (OH)
Sánchez
Sanford
Sarbanes
Schakowsky
Schrader
Schweikert
Scott (VA)
Scott, David
Sensenbrenner
Serrano
Shea-Porter
Sherman
Slaughter
Smith (WA)
Soto
Speier
Takano
Thompson (MS)
Titus
Tonko
Tsongas
Vargas
Veasey
Vela
Velázquez
Walz
Waters, Maxine
Watson Coleman
Weber (TX)
Webster (FL)
Welch
Wittman
Woodall
Yarmuth
Yoder
Yoho
Young (AK)
Zeldin

NAYs — 233

Abraham
Aderholt
Aguilar
Allen
Amodei
Arrington
Bacon
Banks (IN)
Barletta
Barr
Bera
Bergman
Bilirakis
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (MI)
Bishop (UT)
Black
Blackburn
Blunt Rochester
Bost
Brady (TX)
Bridenstine
Brooks (IN)
Brown (MD)
Brownley (CA)
Buchanan
Buck
Bucshon
Bustos
Byrne
Calvert
Carter (GA)
Carter (TX)
Cartwright
Castor (FL)
Castro (TX)
Chabot
Cheney
Coffman
Cole
Collins (GA)
Collins (NY)
Comstock
Conaway
Cook
Cooper
Costa
Costello (PA)
Cramer
Crawford
Cuellar
Culberson
Curbelo (FL)
Curtis
Delaney
Demings
Denham
Dent
DeSantis
Diaz-Balart
Donovan
Duffy
Dunn
Estes (KS)
Esty (CT)
Faso
Ferguson
Fitzpatrick
Fleischmann
Flores
Fortenberry
Foxx
Frankel (FL)
Frelinghuysen
Gaetz
Gallagher
Gibbs
Goodlatte
Gottheimer
Gowdy
Granger
Graves (GA)
Graves (MO)
Grothman
Guthrie
Handel
Harper
Hartzler
Heck
Hensarling
Higgins (LA)
Higgins (NY)
Hill
Himes
Holding
Hollingsworth
Hoyer
Hudson
Huizenga
Hultgren
Hunter
Hurd
Jenkins (KS)
Jenkins (WV)
Johnson (OH)
Johnson, Sam
Joyce (OH)
Kaptur
Katko
Kelly (PA)
Kilmer
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kinzinger
Knight
Kuster (NH)
Kustoff (TN)
LaHood
LaMalfa
Lance
Langevin
Latta
Lawson (FL)
Lipinski
LoBiondo
Loebsack
Long
Love
Lowey
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
MacArthur
Maloney, Sean
Marchant
Marino
Marshall
McCarthy
McCaul
McEachin
McKinley
McSally
Meehan
Messer
Mitchell
Moolenaar
Mullin
Murphy (FL)
Newhouse
Noem
Norcross
Nunes
O’Halleran
Olson
Palazzo
Palmer
Panetta
Paulsen
Pelosi
Peters
Peterson
Pittenger
Poliquin
Quigley
Ratcliffe
Reed
Reichert
Renacci
Rice (NY)
Rice (SC)
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rooney, Francis
Rooney, Thomas J.
Ros-Lehtinen
Rosen
Roskam
Ross
Rothfus
Rouzer
Royce (CA)
Ruiz
Ruppersberger
Russell
Rutherford
Ryan (WI)
Schiff
Schneider
Scott, Austin
Sessions
Sewell (AL)
Shimkus
Shuster
Simpson
Sinema
Sires
Smith (MO)
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Smucker
Stefanik
Stewart
Stivers
Suozzi
Swalwell (CA)
Taylor
Tenney
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tiberi
Tipton
Torres
Trott
Turner
Upton
Valadao
Visclosky
Wagner
Walberg
Walden
Walker
Walorski
Walters, Mimi
Wasserman Schultz
Wenstrup
Westerman
Williams
Wilson (SC)
Womack
Young (IA)

Not voting — 16

Adams
Babin
Carbajal
Cárdenas
Cummings
DeSaulnier
Hanabusa
Huffman
Kind
McHenry
McNerney
Nolan
Pascrell
Rush
Scalise
Wilson (FL)

Minority party (Democrats) in italics

Author: CR Staff