PATRIOT Act Extension-House Vote #1
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
House Roll Call No. 26
112nd Congress, 1st Session

Failed: 277-148 (see complete tally)
On February 8, 2011, the House failed to reach the necessary two-thirds majority required to pass a 10-month extension of three troublesome PATRIOT Act provisions (H.R. 514). The two-thirds majority was required because the legislation was given expedited consideration under the House suspension calendar. The vote was 277-148. The ACLU opposed the extension because all three expiring provisions give the government sweeping authority to spy on individuals inside the United States and, in some cases, without any suspicion of wrongdoing. Additionally, the legislation would reauthorize and extend these provisions without including common sense amendments to protect Americans' privacy rights.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 26
Votes For : 277
Votes Against : 148
Not Voting : 9