House Democrats just voted to reject a common-sense reform ending unwarranted mass surveillance. Find out how your rep. voted:
Democrat leadership “resists” Trump by voting to rubber stamp terrifying federal government spying powers.
The House of Representatives just voted 175–253 to reject a bipartisan amendment that would have ended the unwarranted federal mass surveillance of our texts, phone calls, and browsing history as authorized by Section 702 of FISA.
But with Democrat and Republican leadership so eager to publicly rail against well-documented government surveillance abuses, this vote begs the question — do lawmakers only oppose warrantless surveillance when they fear that it’s being pointed at them?
You can see how your representative voted here: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2019/roll345.xml
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The bipartisan Amash-Lofgren amendment, if passed, would have significantly limited the unconstitutional and warrantless surveillance of Americans as exposed by Edward Snowden in 2013. Section 702 creates a loophole that allows the NSA and FBI to access troves of data of Americans’ communications without needing a warrant via Google-like searches.
A letter signed by nearly 50 public interest groups — ranging from right-wing FreedomWorks to civil rights groups like Color of Change and Demand Progress to the ACLU and EFF — urging lawmakers to support the Amash-Lofgren amendments was circulated to all members of the House of Representatives ahead of the vote.
Unfortunately Congress decided to turn their backs on the Fourth Amendment, and, instead, voted to continue the warrantless mass surveillance of all our communications.