Library Record Searches
On Agreeing to the Amendment
House Roll Call No. 258
109th Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 238-187 (see complete tally)
On June 15, 2005, the House agreed, by a vote of 238 to 187, to an amendment that would prohibit the use of Section 215 of the Patriot Act (H.R. 2862) to obtain records of libraries and bookstores. The ACLU supported the amendment because it prevents the federal government from using a secret court order to obtain, without meaningful judicial review, sensitive records protected by the First Amendment. This amendment was not incorporated into the final bill. (Roll Call Vote No. 258)

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 258
Votes For : 238
Votes Against : 187
Not Voting : 8