Roll Call Vote on Protect America Act Extension

By February 13, 2008Briefly Legal, Communications

The roll call vote on H.R. 5349, a 21-day extension of the Protect America Act. The bill failed, 191-229. Thirty-four Democrats joined the unanimous 195 Republican voters. Not all the Democrats were the moderate Blue Dogs; some were more left-leaning members we assume oppose the underlying Protect America Act, extended or not.

The surveillance law is set to expire Saturday. The House should now just pass S. 2248, the Senate-passed FISA amendments legislation.

Reuters story, and CQ Politics story.

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