Here is a link to all of the votes for the Patriot Act and the breakdown, May 26,2011. Bill Passes and goes to the President. The latest two were the final votes.
Earlier Votes Below:
UPDATE:Passes Click here for breakdown 275-144
Update: Passes the Senate Feb 15.. Click above for the Senate vote.
Previous vote Feb 8 below.
H R 514 2/3 YEA-AND-NAY 8-Feb-2011 7:04 PM
QUESTION: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
BILL TITLE: To extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relating to access to business records, individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers, and roving wiretaps until December 8, 2011…
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Vote Details From Gov Track:
This was a sneak attack that I would have thought better of the Republicans. There are certain provisions that are very troublesome. Let us get them corrected. So much for the posting of bills 72 hours prior to voting.
The three provisions, incidentally, were for surveillance of non-citizens, roving wiretaps of multiple phones owned by a suspect, and the “library records” provision giving the FBI access to, among other things, medical and business records, which apparently was the sticking point for many Republicans voting no. Via Hot Air
Meanwhile, some new Republican Representatives refused to vote for the bill both out of concerns about the bill and frustration at the rushed renewal process. Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.), one of the Republican freshman who voted “no”, complained that he “didn’t know anything about (the vote) until today.” Rokita continued:
In a free society you have to be very careful as to taking away the civil liberties of the American people…. Even if the bill is well intentioned and the law is well intentioned it can be used against innocent people. So that was my concern.
These provisions should have debate and any new checks and balances to prevent abuse and protect civil liberties. Contact your Representative today to make clear that you oppose PATRIOT extension (H.R. 514) and demand meaningful reform of the PATRIOT Act! More here at E.F.F.