On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1449, McConnell Amdt. to USA FREEDOM ACT
On the Amendment
Senate Roll Call No. 200
114th Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 43-56 (see complete tally)

On June 2, 2015, the Senate rejected Amendment 1449 to H.R. 2048, the USA Freedom Act, by a vote of 43 to 56. The ACLU opposed Amendment 1449 because it would have imposed data notification requirements on phone companies and required certifications by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) prior to the effective date of the USA Freedom Act. The Amendment would have required the DNI to certify that implementation of the USA Freedom Act would not harm national security and would, following transition, allow the government to obtain foreign intelligence from phone companies in a timely manner. The amendment also required companies served with Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court orders to provide advance notice to the Attorney General about certain call record retention practices. The notification and certifications provisions were unnecessary and counterproductive to the privacy improvements contained in the underlying bill.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 200
Votes For : 43
Votes Against : 56
Not Voting : 1