Deutch Amendment to H.R. 2217 FY 2014 DHS Appropriations

House Roll Call No. 198
113rd Congress, 1st Session

Failed: 190-232 (see complete tally)

On June 5, the House defeated an amendment offered by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) by a vote of 190-232. The ACLU supported the Deutch/Foster Amendment because it would have stricken language in the 2014 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill that has been interpreted to mandate a daily specific, and arbitrary, immigration detention level– regardless of actual need. The mandate has contributed to skyrocketing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention levels at a cost of $2 billion per year. The detention level mandated by the House 2014 DHS appropriations bill is 34,000. The Deutch/Foster amendment would have reduced unnecessary detention by eliminating an artificial requirement in the law.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 198
Votes For : 190
Votes Against : 232
Not Voting : 12