Representatives that Voted Against Amash Amendment in Support of NSA Surveillance Programs
The first legislation put forth to take action against NSA surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden was authored by Representative Justin Amash (R- Mich). Amash's amendment specifically targeted section 215 of the Patriot Act in attempt to end the blanket collection of records. After intense lobbying by intelligence officials and a statement by the White house condemning the amendment it was voted down 217- 205. Although the amendment did not pass, it revealed to the public which representatives support NSA surveillance programs. Those who voted NO to the Amash Amendment in support of the NSA surveillance programs are on this list. The representatives profiles and connections could use some help being filled in further.
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