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Roll Call Vote: U.S. Patriot Act Extended By House Of Reps. For Another Year

http://irregulartimes.com/index.php/archives/2010/02/25/patr...

Patriot Act Without Reforms Passes House (Roll Call Included)
posted 25th February 2010 in Democrats, Legislation, Liberty by jclifford

An extension of the Patriot Act with no reforms of its abusive powers of unreasonable search and seizure against American citizens has passed the House of Representatives. The vote was 315 in favor of extending the Patriot Act without reform, 97 against, and 20 not voting.

Search for information about the roll call of this vote online tonight, and you’ll just find this nameless tally of numbers. You won’t find the names. Why?

The reason is that the House Democratic leadership voted on the renewal of the Patriot Act in such a way as to hide the vote from the American people. Go to the web site of the Clerk of the House, and you’ll see no vote from today about the Patriot Act at all. What you will see is Roll Call 67, “On Motion to Concur in Senate Amendments” for H.R. 3961, the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act.

That’s the vote on whether to extend the Patriot Act without any reforms of its abusive spying programs. It doesn’t look like it, of course, but the Patriot Act extension is what’s referred to by “Senate Amendments”. The Senate Democrats sneaked the Patriot Act extension into a Medicare reform bill, and then voted by voice vote to approve the amendment so that no politician would have to have their name attached to this shameless abandonment of liberty. The House Democrats benefited from the maneuver as well, being able to vote on unnamed amendments related to Medicare reform, rather than having it on the record for everyone to see that they voted to renew the worst abuses of the Patriot Act without any effort to protect Americans from their spying powers at all.

We here at Irregular Times refuse to go along with this underhanded political charade. We’re naming names:

Let’s start with those members of the House of Representatives who got it right: Representatives With The Courage To Vote NO:

Neil Abercrombie – Tammy Baldwin
Bartlett – Xavier Becerra
Berman – Bishop (UT)
Earl Blumenauer – Boccieri
Braley (IA) – Capuano
Chaffetz – Chu
Clarke – Cleaver
Cohen – Costello
Crowley – Cummings
DeFazio – John Dingell
Lloyd Doggett – John Duncan
Edwards (MD) – Ehlers
Ellison – Engel
Farr – Bob Filner
Barney Frank – Fudge
Al Green – Raul Grijalva
Phil Hare – Jane Harman
Alcee Hastings – Heller
Maurice Hinchey – Mazie Hirono
Holt – Honda
Johnson (GA) – Johnson (IL)
Jones – Kagen
Dennis Kucinich – Larson (CT)
Lee (CA) – Lewis (GA)
Loebsack – Luján
Dan Maffei – Maloney
Ed Markey – Doris Matsui
McCollum – McDermott
McGovern – Meeks (NY)
Michael Michaud – George Miller
Walt Minnick – Moore (WI)
Nadler (NY) – Neal (MA)
Oberstar – Olver
Pallone – Pastor (AZ)
Ron Paul – Payne
Perriello – Pingree (ME)
Polis (CO) – Price (NC)
Richardson – Ryan (OH)
Linda Sánchez – Loretta Sanchez
Sarbanes – Jan Schakowsky
Scott (VA) – Jose Serrano
Shea-Porter – Sherman
Speier – Thompson (CA)
Tierney – Ed Towns
Nydia Velázquez – Visclosky
Waters – Mel Watt
Henry Waxman – Peter Welch
Lynn Woolsey – Wu
Don Young



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Thanks for the post.

I sent my Congressman an email .... he voted for it.

Wow, Kagen (D, WI) 08 voted

Wow, Kagen (D, WI) 08 voted against it. Ahh, he knows it's an election year. That means I have to send him a thank you letter :(

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front page?

this is a big deal

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Goodbye ....

... Sam Johnson.... goodbye Lamar Smith I'm voting Democrat in November... GO GREEN RECYCLE CONGRESS

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I dont think this is a

I dont think this is a complete list:

"Democratic leadership bowed to the wishes of Republicans and conducted a voice vote on Wednesday, upon which the one-year extension was passed. The House voted 315-97 in favor on Thursday."

http://rawstory.com/2010/02/modification-debate-democrats-se...

Ventura 2012

Will his greatness the President veto this bill?

After all, he is a Constitutionalist scholar...

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Does Not Matter BaneMaler Because Everything He Has Signed

will be overturned by next Dec...watch and see what happens and it's going to hit him like a freight train..I'm so blown away by the news I got yesterday...Obama is finished...

Care to elaborate?

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Yep BaneMaler The Groundwork For A Huge DC Eligibility Protest

is being laid while we speak. I bet 1.5 to 2 million show up...Show the long form birth certificate and then prove that you are an Article 2 Section 1 natural born citizen. Can't do it? Your out...It's going to hit the fan.

My entire State supported the vote

This is a deal breaker for me. I won't vote for a candidate who supports this bill or any like it. Its subversion of the Constitution and the peoples rights is so blatant you would have to be a moron or corrupted to side with it.

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
www.yaliberty.org - Young Americans for Liberty
www.ivaw.org/operation-recovery - Stop Deploying Traumatized Troops

Geoff Davis just lost a vote

I'm really dissapointed in my congressman on this one. I thought maybe he was starting to read the writing on the wall...but such is life. He has ignored the growing freedom movement and thus will be left behind with the rest of the trash.

Kaptur votes YES

I thought she was against the patriot act. Oh well, looks like Kaptur lost all her credibility with me.

So did Alan Grayson. We

So did Alan Grayson.

We should all take note of this.

Grayson you sell out!

I saw that now too. For some reason I thought I saw him on the NO list. Well then, I flip my middle finger to you, Mr. Grayson! How is it that these self proclaimed liberals like Kaptur and Grayson support issues such as auditing the Fed and continuously voting against war funding, but then they vote to extend the f-ing Patriot Act??

Send a polite email

Send a polite email expressing your disappointment. I did.

I dont think this is a

I dont think this is a complete list, there were 91 nays I think.

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Such glorious change

Obama has ushered in!

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F**K!! Wait till I point this

F**K!! Wait till I point this out to my family. I'm not surprised at the least, it just points out the wacky times we're living in. :(

I feel compelled to point out

I feel compelled to point out for at least the third time that sorry excuse for someone whose name is sometimes and wrongly associated with liberty, Jeff Flake, has voted in favor of the patriot act.

Thanks. I looked earlier

Thanks. I looked earlier today and found nothing other than voice vote brief mention.

Perhaps some on your list would be good to ask to introduce and support "One Subject at a Time Act" (OSTA).

Congress routinely passes unpopular laws by combining them with completely unrelated bills that have majority support. For example . . .

The REAL ID Act, which was designed to create a national ID card, had so little support in the Senate that it couldn't even be brought to a vote. A national ID card was opposed by a majority of the Senate, and historically, by the vast majority of the American people, but now it is the law of the land.

How did this happen?

It happened because House and Senate leaders attached the REAL ID Act to legislation the Senate was afraid to oppose, the "Emergency, Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief." (May, 2005)

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Let’s start with those

Let’s start with those members of the House of Representatives who got it right. Representatives With The Courage To Vote NO:

Neil Abercrombie – Tammy Baldwin
Bartlett – Xavier Becerra
Berman – Bishop (UT)
Earl Blumenauer – Boccieri
Braley (IA) – Capuano
Chaffetz – Chu
Clarke – Cleaver
Cohen – Costello
Crowley – Cummings
DeFazio – John Dingell
Lloyd Doggett – John Duncan
Edwards (MD) – Ehlers
Ellison – Engel
Farr – Bob Filner
Barney Frank – Fudge
Al Green – Raul Grijalva
Phil Hare – Jane Harman
Alcee Hastings – Heller
Maurice Hinchey – Mazie Hirono
Holt – Honda
Johnson (GA) – Johnson (IL)
Jones – Kagen
Dennis Kucinich – Larson (CT)
Lee (CA) – Lewis (GA)
Loebsack – Luján
Dan Maffei – Maloney
Ed Markey – Doris Matsui
McCollum – McDermott
McGovern – Meeks (NY)
Michael Michaud – George Miller
Walt Minnick – Moore (WI)
Nadler (NY) – Neal (MA)
Oberstar – Olver
Pallone – Pastor (AZ)
Ron Paul – Payne
Perriello – Pingree (ME)
Polis (CO) – Price (NC)
Richardson – Ryan (OH)
Linda Sánchez – Loretta Sanchez
Sarbanes – Jan Schakowsky
Scott (VA) – Jose Serrano
Shea-Porter – Sherman
Speier – Thompson (CA)
Tierney – Ed Towns
Nydia Velázquez – Visclosky
Waters – Mel Watt
Henry Waxman – Peter Welch
Lynn Woolsey – Wu
Don Young

All house members abstaining or voting yes are those not listed above. These can be found on: http://irregulartimes.com/index.php/archives/2010/02/25/patr... (sorry, just worried copy/pasting all names would require an awful lot of space)...

MWatt, BFrank,JDingell -focus on health care or privacy?

Meanwhile over Coward's Corner where the Senate hides they want to expose us to full scrutiny.

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