Black of Tennessee Amendment to House CJS FY13 Appropriations Bill

House Roll Call No. 220
112nd Congress, 2nd Session

Agreed to: 238-173 (see complete tally)

On May 9th, 2012, a majority of the House of Representatives (288-131) voted in support of an amendment offered by Rep. Black (R-TN-6) to H.R. 5326, the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Act, FY 2013.   The amendment would prohibit use of CJS funds to be used by the Attorney General to originate or join in any lawsuit that seeks to overturn, enjoin, or invalidate specified immigration enforcement laws in Oklahoma, Missouri, Arizona, Utah, Indiana, Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia. The ACLU opposed this amendment because the state immigration enforcement laws unconstitutionally trample on federal immigration authority.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 220
Votes For : 238
Votes Against : 173
Not Voting : 20