Patriot Act Reauthorization

House Roll Call No. 627
109th Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 251-174 (see complete tally)
On December 14, 2005, the House passed H.R. 3199,  the USA PATRIOT and Terrorism Prevention Reauthorization Act, by a vote of 251 to 174. The ACLU opposed this bill because it failed to add to the Patriot Act reasonable, necessary safeguards to protect civil liberties. The bill includes provisions that: allow the government to obtain a wide variety of private confidential records using National Security Letters, seek secret court orders under section 215, gag recipients of these record requests with only an illusory right to challenge, and secretly search homes and offices. The bill also expands the death penalty, limits protest rights at major events and coerces businesses to check their employees against flawed government watch lists. (Roll Call Vote No. 627)

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 627
Votes For : 251
Votes Against : 174
Not Voting : 9