Feinstein firearms amendment to H.R. 2578 (Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for FY 2017)
On the Cloture Motion
06/20/2016
Senate Roll Call No. 106
114th Congress, 2nd Session

Rejected: 47-53 (see complete tally)

On June 20, 2016, the Senate failed to invoke cloture by a 47-53 vote (60 votes required) on a gun control amendment from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to H.R. 2578, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations bill for FY 2017. The Feinstein Amendment, which the ACLU opposed, would have allowed the attorney general to deny a firearms permit based on vague and overly broad standards – including criteria in addition to, and different from, criteria for inclusion on a government watchlist. The amendment also lacked sufficient due process protections and would have effectively created a new watchlist broader than any current list, by requiring the Department of Justice to be informed of each application for a firearm by any person investigated for “conduct related to” a federal terrorism offense over the past five years – even if the person was cleared of wrongdoing or the investigation was otherwise closed.



Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 106
Votes For : 47
Votes Against : 53

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