With dem backing, house passes NSA spying bill

JimmyJamesMD

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I think you and I are agreed on this issue, but in this case I don't know if you can call it party line. AK was one of 19 Dems to vote yay, whereas 30 Dems voted nay.
I take it back, a little bit. I thought more Dems voted yay.

Did Dem leadership vote yay or nay?
 

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http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/fisa-surveillance-bill-barely-advances-in-close-senate-vote/article/2646120

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., led Democrats in opposition to the bill. Schumer said the six-year length of the reauthorization is “too much,” and should include longer debate and an opportunity to make changes.

“We ought to have some amendments and some discussion,” Schumer said.
BTW, I actually agree with your point that Klobuchar isn't known for taking independent stands, which actually makes this even more disappointing. I suspect this is part of a "tough on crime and terrorists" approach she intends to take when she runs for President in 2020, which will also be based on her work as a prosecutor and Hennepin Co Atty.

Most of the Dems "yay" votes came from Senators who are up for election in red states this year. I disagree with them, but I kind of understand.
 

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Justin Amash- Mr. China/Never Trump.
bga1 - Mr. Never Conservative

It's literally a thread full of Barr quotes about his love for the surveillance state. Amash is just the messenger.
 
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