Privacy Protections in New Worker Database
On the Amendment
Senate Roll Call No. 140
109th Congress, 2nd Session

Agreed to: 58-40 (see complete tally)
On May 23, 2006, the Senate voted 59-39 to adopt the Grassley amendment (Roll Call Vote 140)  to S. 2611, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006, that would build important privacy and due process protections into the system the bill would require for verification of work eligibility. This amendment would require that the database supporting the system be secure, that data gathered on employees be limited to the minimum necessary and would restrict the government employees who could access the system. The amendment would also give employees aggrieved by a data error a process to challenge that error, a right of appeal and the ability to collect wages lost due to government data errors.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 140
Votes For : 58
Votes Against : 40
Not Voting : 2