Feinstein firearms amendment to H.R. 2578 (Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for FY 2017)
On the Cloture Motion
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