August 04, 2007 | Vote 836
S 1927

S 1927

 
Yes 227

41

186

No 183

181

2

Not voting: 23

About this vote

On Passage

This amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 passed 227-183 on August 4. The bill gives U.S. spy agencies expanded power to eavesdrop on foreign suspects without a court order. The bill gives the Director of National Intelligence and the Attorney General authorization for periods up to one year, to information concerning suspected terrorists outside the United States. The existing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act contained a 30-year-old statute requiring a warrant to monitor calls intercepted in the United States, regardless of their origin. The new Protect America Act amends this stipulation, allowing U.S. intelligence officials to monitor suspicious communication originating inside the U.S. The Bush administration argued that it needs the expanded power to confront terrorist threats. Civil liberties and privacy advocates argue the bill jeopardizes the Fourth Amendment privacy rights and allows for the warrantless monitoring of virtually any form of communication originating in the United States. Democrats managed a minor victory requiring a sunset clause effective 180 days after the bill is signed. In place of a court's approval, the National Security Agency plans to institute a system of internal bureaucratic controls. The bill passed in the Senate 60-28, and was sent to the White House soon after to be signed into law.

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Yes
227
(41, 186, 0)
No
183
(181, 2, 0)
Not Voting
23
(9, 14, 0)
P Name State
R Aderholt Robert Aderholt
AL
R Akin William Akin
MO
R Alexander Rodney Alexander
LA
D Altmire Jason Altmire
PA
R Bachmann Michele Bachmann
MN
R Bachus Spencer Bachus
AL
R Baker Richard Baker
LA
R Barrett James Barrett
SC
D Barrow John Barrow
GA
R Bartlett Roscoe Bartlett
MD
R Barton Joe Barton
TX
D Bean Melissa Bean
IL
R Biggert Judith Biggert
IL
R Bilbray Brian Bilbray
CA
R Bilirakis Gus Bilirakis
FL
R Bishop Robert Bishop
UT
R Blackburn Marsha Blackburn
TN
R Blunt Roy Blunt
MO
R Boehner John Boehner
OH
R Bonner Josiah Bonner
AL
R Bono Mack Mary Bono Mack
CA
R Boozman John Boozman
AR
D Boren David Boren
OK
D Boswell Leonard Boswell
IA
R Boustany Charles Boustany
LA
D Boyd F. Boyd
FL
R Brady Kevin Brady
TX
R Broun Paul Broun
GA
R Brown Henry Brown
SC
R Brown-Waite Virginia Brown-Waite
FL
R Buchanan Vernon Buchanan
FL
R Burgess Michael Burgess
TX
R Burton Danny Burton
IN
R Buyer Stephen Buyer
IN
R Calvert Kenneth Calvert
CA
R Camp David Camp
MI
R Campbell John Campbell
CA
R Cannon Christopher Cannon
UT
R Cantor Eric Cantor
VA
R Capito Shelley Capito
WV
D Carney Christopher Carney
PA
R Carter John Carter
TX
R Castle Michael Castle
DE
R Chabot Steven Chabot
OH
D Chandler Albert Chandler
KY
R Cole Thomas Cole
OK
R Conaway K. Conaway
TX
D Cooper James Cooper
TN
D Costa James Costa
CA
D Cramer Robert Cramer
AL
R Cubin Barbara Cubin
WY
D Cuellar Henry Cuellar
TX
R Culberson John Culberson
TX
D Davis Artur Davis
AL
R Davis David Davis
TN
R Davis Geoffrey Davis
KY
D Davis Lincoln Davis
TN
R Davis Thomas Davis
VA
R Deal John Deal
GA
R Dent Charles Dent
PA
R Diaz-Balart Lincoln Diaz-Balart
FL
R Diaz-Balart Mario Diaz-Balart
FL
D Donnelly Joseph Donnelly
IN
R Doolittle John Doolittle
CA
R Drake Thelma Drake
VA
R Dreier David Dreier
CA
R Duncan John Duncan
TN
D Edwards Thomas Edwards
TX
R Ehlers Vernon Ehlers
MI
D Ellsworth John Ellsworth
IN
R Emerson Jo Emerson
MO
R English Philip English
PA
D Etheridge Bobby Etheridge
NC
R Everett Robert Everett
AL
R Fallin Mary Fallin
OK
R Feeney Thomas Feeney
FL
R Ferguson Michael Ferguson
NJ
R Flake Jeffrey Flake
AZ
R Forbes James Forbes
VA
R Fortenberry Jeffrey Fortenberry
NE
R Fossella Vito Fossella
NY
R Foxx Virginia Foxx
NC
R Franks Trent Franks
AZ
R Frelinghuysen Rodney Frelinghuysen
NJ
R Gallegly Elton Gallegly
CA
R Garrett Ernest Garrett
NJ
R Gerlach James Gerlach
PA
R Gilchrest Wayne Gilchrest
MD
R Gillmor Paul Gillmor
OH
R Gingrey John Gingrey
GA
R Gohmert Louis Gohmert
TX
R Goodlatte Robert Goodlatte
VA
D Gordon Barton Gordon
TN
R Granger Kay Granger
TX
R Graves Samuel Graves
MO
R Hall Ralph Hall
TX
R Hastings Doc Hastings
WA
R Heller Dean Heller
NV
R Hensarling Jeb Hensarling
TX
R Herger Walter Herger
CA
D Herseth Sandlin Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
SD
D Higgins Brian Higgins
NY
D Hill Baron Hill
IN
R Hobson David Hobson
OH
R Hoekstra Peter Hoekstra
MI
R Hulshof Kenny Hulshof
MO
R Inglis Robert Inglis
SC
R Issa Darrell Issa
CA
R Jordan Jim Jordan
OH
R Keller Richard Keller
FL
R King Peter King
NY
R King Steve King
IA
R Kingston Jack Kingston
GA
R Kirk Mark Kirk
IL
R Kline John Kline
MN
R Knollenberg Joseph Knollenberg
MI
R Kuhl John Kuhl
NY
R Lamborn Doug Lamborn
CO
D Lampson Nicholas Lampson
TX
R Latham Thomas Latham
IA
R LaTourette Steven LaTourette
OH
R Lewis Charles Lewis
CA
R Lewis Ron Lewis
KY
R Linder John Linder
GA
D Lipinski Daniel Lipinski
IL
R LoBiondo Frank LoBiondo
NJ
R Lucas Frank Lucas
OK
R Lungren Daniel Lungren
CA
R Mack Connie Mack
FL
R Manzullo Donald Manzullo
IL
R Marchant Kenny Marchant
TX
D Marshall Jim Marshall
GA
D Matheson James Matheson
UT
R McCarthy Kevin McCarthy
CA
R McCaul Michael McCaul
TX
R McCotter Thaddeus McCotter
MI
R McCrery James McCrery
LA
R McHenry Patrick McHenry
NC
R McHugh John McHugh
NY
D McIntyre Mike McIntyre
NC
R McKeon Howard McKeon
CA
R McMorris Rodgers Cathy McMorris Rodgers
WA
D Melancon Charles Melancon
LA
R Mica John Mica
FL
R Miller Candice Miller
MI
R Miller Gary Miller
CA
R Miller Jefferson Miller
FL
D Mitchell Harry Mitchell
AZ
R Moran Jerry Moran
KS
R Murphy Timothy Murphy
PA
R Musgrave Marilyn Musgrave
CO
R Myrick Sue Myrick
NC
R Neugebauer Randy Neugebauer
TX
R Nunes Devin Nunes
CA
R Pearce Stevan Pearce
NM
R Pence Mike Pence
IN
D Peterson Collin Peterson
MN
R Peterson John Peterson
PA
R Petri Thomas Petri
WI
R Pickering Charles Pickering
MS
R Pitts Joseph Pitts
PA
R Platts Todd Platts
PA
R Poe Ted Poe
TX
D Pomeroy Earl Pomeroy
ND
R Porter Jon Porter
NV
R Price Tom Price
GA
R Pryce Deborah Pryce
OH
R Putnam Adam Putnam
FL
R Radanovich George Radanovich
CA
R Ramstad James Ramstad
MN
R Regula Ralph Regula
OH
R Rehberg Dennis Rehberg
MT
R Reichert David Reichert
WA
R Renzi Rick Renzi
AZ
R Reynolds Thomas Reynolds
NY
D Rodriguez Ciro Rodriguez
TX
R Rogers Harold Rogers
KY
R Rogers Mike Rogers
AL
R Rogers Mike Rogers
MI
R Rohrabacher Dana Rohrabacher
CA
R Ros-Lehtinen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
FL
R Roskam Peter Roskam
IL
D Ross Michael Ross
AR
R Royce Edward Royce
CA
R Ryan Paul Ryan
WI
D Salazar John Salazar
CO
R Sali Bill Sali
ID
R Schmidt Jean Schmidt
OH
R Sensenbrenner Frank Sensenbrenner
WI
R Sessions Pete Sessions
TX
R Shadegg John Shadegg
AZ
R Shays Christopher Shays
CT
R Shimkus John Shimkus
IL
D Shuler Heath Shuler
NC
R Shuster William Shuster
PA
R Simpson Michael Simpson
ID
R Smith Adrian Smith
NE
R Smith Christopher Smith
NJ
R Smith Lamar Smith
TX
D Snyder Victor Snyder
AR
R Souder Mark Souder
IN
D Space Zachary Space
OH
R Stearns Clifford Stearns
FL
R Sullivan John Sullivan
OK
D Tanner John Tanner
TN
D Taylor Gary Taylor
MS
R Terry Lee Terry
NE
R Thornberry William Thornberry
TX
R Tiahrt Todd Tiahrt
KS
R Tiberi Patrick Tiberi
OH
R Turner Michael Turner
OH
R Upton Frederick Upton
MI
R Walberg Timothy Walberg
MI
R Walden Greg Walden
OR
R Walsh James Walsh
NY
D Walz Timothy Walz
MN
R Wamp Zachary Wamp
TN
R Weldon David Weldon
FL
R Weller Gerald Weller
IL
R Westmoreland Lynn Westmoreland
GA
R Whitfield Wayne Whitfield
KY
R Wicker Roger Wicker
MS
R Wilson Addison Wilson
SC
D Wilson Charles Wilson
OH
R Wilson Heather Wilson
NM
R Wolf Frank Wolf
VA
R Young Charles Young
FL
P Name State
D Abercrombie Neil Abercrombie
HI
D Ackerman Gary Ackerman
NY
D Allen Thomas Allen
ME
D Andrews Robert Andrews
NJ
D Arcuri Michael Arcuri
NY
D Baca Jose Baca
CA
D Baird Brian Baird
WA
D Baldwin Tammy Baldwin
WI
D Berkley Rochelle Berkley
NV
D Berman Howard Berman
CA
D Berry Robert Berry
AR
D Bishop Sanford Bishop
GA
D Bishop Timothy Bishop
NY
D Blumenauer Earl Blumenauer
OR
D Boucher Frederick Boucher
VA
D Boyda Nancy Boyda
KS
D Brady Robert Brady
PA
D Braley Bruce Braley
IA
D Brown Corrine Brown
FL
D Butterfield George Butterfield
NC
D Capps Lois Capps
CA
D Capuano Michael Capuano
MA
D Cardoza Dennis Cardoza
CA
D Carnahan John Carnahan
MO
D Carson Julia Carson
IN
D Castor Kathy Castor
FL
D Cleaver Emanuel Cleaver
MO
D Clyburn James Clyburn
SC
D Cohen Stephen Cohen
TN
D Conyers John Conyers
MI
D Costello Jerry Costello
IL
D Courtney Joseph Courtney
CT
D Crowley Joseph Crowley
NY
D Cummings Elijah Cummings
MD
D Davis Daniel Davis
IL
D Davis Susan Davis
CA
D DeFazio Peter DeFazio
OR
D DeGette Diana DeGette
CO
D DeLauro Rosa DeLauro
CT
D Dicks Norman Dicks
WA
D Dingell John Dingell
MI
D Doggett Lloyd Doggett
TX
D Doyle Michael Doyle
PA
D Ellison Keith Ellison
MN
D Emanuel Rahm Emanuel
IL
D Engel Eliot Engel
NY
D Eshoo Anna Eshoo
CA
D Farr Samuel Farr
CA
D Fattah Chaka Fattah
PA
D Filner Robert Filner
CA
D Frank Barnett Frank
MA
D Giffords Gabrielle Giffords
AZ
D Gillibrand Kirsten Gillibrand
NY
D Gonzalez Charles Gonzalez
TX
D Green Alexander Green
TX
D Green Raymond Green
TX
D Grijalva Raúl Grijalva
AZ
D Gutiérrez Luis Gutiérrez
IL
D Hall John Hall
NY
D Hare Phil Hare
IL
D Harman Jane Harman
CA
D Hastings Alcee Hastings
FL
D Hinchey Maurice Hinchey
NY
D Hirono Mazie Hirono
HI
D Hodes Paul Hodes
NH
D Holden Thomas Holden
PA
D Holt Rush Holt
NJ
D Honda Mike Honda
CA
D Hooley Darlene Hooley
OR
D Hoyer Steny Hoyer
MD
D Inslee Jay Inslee
WA
D Israel Steve Israel
NY
D Jackson Jesse Jackson
IL
D Jackson-Lee Sheila Jackson-Lee
TX
D Jefferson William Jefferson
LA
D Johnson Eddie Johnson
TX
D Johnson Henry Johnson
GA
R Johnson Timothy Johnson
IL
D Jones Stephanie Jones
OH
R Jones Walter Jones
NC
D Kagen Steve Kagen
WI
D Kanjorski Paul Kanjorski
PA
D Kaptur Marcia Kaptur
OH
D Kennedy Patrick Kennedy
RI
D Kildee Dale Kildee
MI
D Kind Ron Kind
WI
D Kucinich Dennis Kucinich
OH
D Langevin James Langevin
RI
D Larsen Richard Larsen
WA
D Larson John Larson
CT
D Lee Barbara Lee
CA
D Levin Sander Levin
MI
D Lewis John Lewis
GA
D Loebsack David Loebsack
IA
D Lofgren Zoe Lofgren
CA
D Lowey Nita Lowey
NY
D Lynch Stephen Lynch
MA
D Mahoney Tim Mahoney
FL
D Maloney Carolyn Maloney
NY
D Markey Edward Markey
MA
D Matsui Doris Matsui
CA
D McCarthy Carolyn McCarthy
NY
D McCollum Betty McCollum
MN
D McDermott James McDermott
WA
D McGovern James McGovern
MA
D McNerney Jerry McNerney
CA
D McNulty Michael McNulty
NY
D Meek Kendrick Meek
FL
D Meeks Gregory Meeks
NY
D Michaud Michael Michaud
ME
D Miller Brad Miller
NC
D Miller George Miller
CA
D Mollohan Alan Mollohan
WV
D Moore Dennis Moore
KS
D Moore Gwendolynne Moore
WI
D Moran James Moran
VA
D Murphy Christopher Murphy
CT
D Murphy Patrick Murphy
PA
D Murtha John Murtha
PA
D Nadler Jerrold Nadler
NY
D Napolitano Grace Napolitano
CA
D Neal Richard Neal
MA
D Oberstar James Oberstar
MN
D Obey David Obey
WI
D Olver John Olver
MA
D Ortiz Solomon Ortiz
TX
D Pallone Frank Pallone
NJ
D Pascrell William Pascrell
NJ
D Pastor Edward Pastor
AZ
D Payne Donald Payne
NJ
D Pelosi Nancy Pelosi
CA
D Perlmutter Ed Perlmutter
CO
D Price David Price
NC
D Rahall Nick Rahall
WV
D Rangel Charles Rangel
NY
D Reyes Silvestre Reyes
TX
D Rothman Steven Rothman
NJ
D Roybal-Allard Lucille Roybal-Allard
CA
D Ruppersberger C. Ruppersberger
MD
D Rush Bobby Rush
IL
D Ryan Timothy Ryan
OH
D Sanchez Linda Sanchez
CA
D Sanchez Loretta Sanchez
CA
D Sarbanes John Sarbanes
MD
D Schakowsky Janice Schakowsky
IL
D Schiff Adam Schiff
CA
D Schwartz Allyson Schwartz
PA
D Scott David Scott
GA
D Scott Robert Scott
VA
D Serrano José Serrano
NY
D Sestak Joe Sestak
PA
D Shea-Porter Carol Shea-Porter
NH
D Sherman Brad Sherman
CA
D Sires Albio Sires
NJ
D Slaughter Louise Slaughter
NY
D Smith Adam Smith
WA
D Solis Hilda Solis
CA
D Spratt John Spratt
SC
D Stark Fortney Stark
CA
D Stupak Bart Stupak
MI
D Sutton Betty Sutton
OH
D Tauscher Ellen Tauscher
CA
D Thompson Bennie Thompson
MS
D Thompson Michael Thompson
CA
D Tierney John Tierney
MA
D Towns Edolphus Towns
NY
D Udall Mark Udall
CO
D Udall Thomas Udall
NM
D Van Hollen Christopher Van Hollen
MD
D Velázquez Nydia Velázquez
NY
D Visclosky Peter Visclosky
IN
D Wasserman Schultz Debbie Wasserman Schultz
FL
D Waters Maxine Waters
CA
D Watson Diane Watson
CA
D Watt Melvin Watt
NC
D Waxman Henry Waxman
CA
D Weiner Anthony Weiner
NY
D Welch Peter Welch
VT
D Wexler Robert Wexler
FL
D Woolsey Lynn Woolsey
CA
D Wu David Wu
OR
D Wynn Albert Wynn
MD
D Yarmuth John Yarmuth
KY
P Name State
D Becerra Xavier Becerra
CA
D Clarke Yvette Clarke
NY
D Clay William Clay
MO
R Coble John Coble
NC
R Crenshaw Ander Crenshaw
FL
R Davis Jo Ann Davis
VA
D Delahunt William Delahunt
MA
R Goode Virgil Goode
VA
R Hastert John Hastert
IL
R Hayes Robert Hayes
NC
D Hinojosa Rubén Hinojosa
TX
R Hunter Duncan Hunter
CA
R Jindal Bobby Jindal
LA
R Johnson Sam Johnson
TX
D Kilpatrick Carolyn Kilpatrick
MI
D Klein Ron Klein
FL
R LaHood Ray LaHood
IL
D Lantos Thomas Lantos
CA
R Paul Ronald Paul
TX
R Saxton Hugh Saxton
NJ
D Skelton Isaac Skelton
MO
R Tancredo Thomas Tancredo
CO
R Young Donald Young
AK