On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1450, McConnell Amdt. to USA FREEDOM ACT
On the Amendment
Senate Roll Call No. 199
114th Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 44-54 (see complete tally)

On June 2, 2015, the Senate rejected Amendment 1450 to H.R 2048, the USA Freedom Act, by a vote of 44 to 54. The ACLU opposed Amendment 1450 because it would have extended the transition period of the USA Freedom Act to 12 months – despite assurances by the intelligence community that a 180-day transition period would be sufficient, and despite the fact that the government has multiple other tools that can be used to collect records of terrorism suspects. Prolonging the transition period could have been used by the government to continue illegal bulk collection programs even beyond the six months contemplated by the USA Freedom Act.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 199
Votes For : 44
Votes Against : 54
Not Voting : 2