Videotapping Detainee Interrogations

House Roll Call No. 457
111th Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 224-193 (see complete tally)
On June 25, 2009, the House passed, by a vote of 224-193, an anti-torture amendment offered by Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 2647) that would require the recording and retention of videos of interrogations of persons under the control of the Department of Defense, or being held at Defense Department facilities. The amendment would bring interrogations into line with recommended best practices for both military and law enforcement interrogations, increasing accountability for compliance with the McCain Anti-Torture Amendment, President Obama's Executive Order prohibiting torture and abuse, the Army Field Manual on Interrogations and other federal anti-torture laws and treaties. The ACLU supported the Holt Amendment because it takes important and needed steps in returning accountability and the rule of law to the federal government's interrogation and detention policies.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 457
Votes For : 224
Votes Against : 193
Not Voting : 22