FISA Update: The Votes Start

Voting on the first of three amendments, the Feingold-Dodd amendment, to H.R. 6304, has started. Sixty votes are needed for passage of the amendment, which would strip out the immunity for telecom companies.

The votes will stack up in order.

UPDATE (12:17 p.m.): The Feingold-Dodd amendments fails, 32-66. We’ll post the roll call when it becomes available.  Roll call vote here.

Next up, the Specter amendment.

UPDATE (12:45 p.m.): Specter amendment falls 37-61. (Roll call vote here.) Now to the Bingaman amendment, with the final vote on the entire bill to occur after 2 p.m.

UPDATE (12:53): Bingaman amendment fails, 42-56. Senate is in recess until 2 p.m. (Roll call vote here.)


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