WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the evening of December 27, 2012, the U.S. Senate voted on amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012, H.R.5949, including one introduced by Sens. Rand Paul and Mike Lee (R-Utah). The amendment, known as the Fourth Amendment Protection Act extends Fourth Amendment guarantees to electronic communications and requires specific warrants granted through FISA courts in order to obtain this information.
Prior to the vote, Sen. Paul spoke on the floor, urging his colleagues to support his amendment. The amendment failed, 79-12.
Who Voted For and Against our Fourth Amendment Rights – Here is the link to the Senate roll call vote; below is the list grouped by vote position:
|Not Voting – 9|