McCain/Feinstein Anti-Torture Amendment No. 1889 to the FY 2016 NDAA
On the Amendment
Senate Roll Call No. 209
114th Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 78-21 (see complete tally)

On June 16, the Senate passed amendment number 1889 to H.R. 1735, the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, by a vote of 78-21. This amendment, sponsored by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), would reinforce the ban on torture by requiring, by statute, that the CIA and other government agencies comply with the same interrogation manual used by the military, and that all government agencies provide the Red Cross with access to persons held in U.S. custody.  The ACLU supported the McCain/Feinstein amendment because it makes permanent the ban on the CIA using any tactics that the military cannot use, and will permanently impose an explicit ban on the CIA from hiding detainees from the Red Cross. 

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 209
Votes For : 78
Votes Against : 21
Not Voting : 1