Removal of Telecom Immunity
On the Amendment
Senate Roll Call No. 15
110th Congress, 2nd Session

Rejected: 31-67 (see complete tally)
On February 12, 2008, the Senate defeated, by a vote of 31-67, an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act of 2007 (S. 2248) that would have removed immunity from civil liability for those telecommunications companies that participated in the government's warrantless wiretapping program. The ACLU supported the Dodd Amendment because the full extent of the government's illegal wiretapping program and the role that certain telecommunications played in it remains unknown. Giving companies that broke the law a congressional pardon before the facts are known is wrong.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 15
Votes For : 31
Votes Against : 67
Not Voting : 2