Skip to comments.Amash NSA defunding amendment squashed
Posted on 07/24/2013 5:25:51 PM PDT by SMGFan
WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Wednesday narrowly defeated Rep. Justin Amash's attempt to severely restrict the National Security Agency's telephone data mining.
The Michigan Republican's measure, opposed by the White House and congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle, was voted down 205-217, Roll Call reported.
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The Leadership on both sides is the same Leadership.
In fact the Democrats are the Leadership and Boehner and McConnell just follow along.
I’m surprised it was that close. I dislike a lot of Amash’s positions but I’ll give him props for this effort. Close but no cigar. Obama’s panopticon continues to fill its hard disks.
So the RINODems are against it?
If at first you don’t succeed............................
Well, that whole “America” thing sure WAS nice, now wasn’t it..?
Welcome to the Death Star, I guess...?
Kevin Brady, Lamar Smith and Randy Neugebauer are three TX Republicans who answered the call by Speaker Boehner to vote for Big Government spying on all of us.
Voting with Sheila Jackson Lee and Gene Green, Houston Socialists, is not the way to impress voters from their very conservative districts. The TEA Party should find some fine candidates to primary all three of them. It’s not patriotic to vote for your pathetic Speaker instead of for freedom.
well, thank goodness that measure was stopped
if it had passed, Americans would have thought they had a modicum of privacy
good to know where these ‘leaders’ stand
94 Republicans and 111 Dems voted for it.
I doubt it was that close. Just Kubuki play-acting. Those in tough districts get to vote for it, those in safe districts can vote against it. Big Government is never going to trim Big Government (at least not voluntarily).
Wide open border and massive influx of muslims but the only way Mordor on the Potomac can address it is an incipient police state.
The Republican/Democrat political complex—it’s them versus us.
Kind of illustrates why many Conservatives cant support the Liberaltarians ....
Fixed it for you.
I am afraid LaMar did not need much “persuading.” He seems to lean that way on his own.
Fed Gov out of control and there appears to be no legal way of stopping it. Time for Revolution II.
I see a few conservatives voted for it.
I’m all right with collecting the ‘metadata’ so long as it’s not accessed without a warrant.
So did TX District 13 Rep. Mac Thornberry.
I’m running again in 2014 to replace him. Sure could use some Freedom and Liberty loving Constitutional Conservatives to help me with this. Thanks!!!
So are you in favor of the government spying on American citizens that are not suspected of any illegal activity?
The issue isn't about collecting it in the sense that the data is merely passed through some system and then not accessed. The data is clearly being accessed, stored, and used without a warrant.
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