|H/T Armed Forces Tea Party|
The roll call on this one is absolutely stunning. Both parties were essentially split right down the middle, and the measure failed by the tiniest of margins.
Here’s a tweet from Rep. Justin Amash (who proposed the bill amendment) directly after the vote:
We came close (205-217). If just 7 Reps had switched their votes, we would have succeeded. Thank YOU for making a difference. We fight on.
— Justin Amash (@repjustinamash) July 24, 2013
And here’s the complete roll call for the vote: 205 for and 217 against. Notable no votes include Michelle Bachmann, John Boehner, Darrel Issa, Sheila Jackson Lee, Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Wow! What a motley crew, all joined together to allow the government to continue spying on its citizens.
H/T Poor Richard's News