Secrecy of the Intelligence Budget
On the Motion to Table
Senate Roll Call No. 196
108th Congress, 2nd Session

Agreed to: 55-37 (see complete tally)
On October 4, 2004, the Senate passed a motion by a vote of 55 to 37 to table an amendment to the 9/11 Commission Recommendation Act (S. 2845) that would have reduced public access to information regarding intelligence funding. The ACLU believes that an important way to promote accountability, and to help properly define the role of the intelligence agencies through public debate, is to let the public know what surveillance and other programs cost. Therefore, the ACLU supported this motion to table. (Roll Call Vote No. 196)

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 196
Votes For : 55
Votes Against : 37
Not Voting : 8