Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) [file photo].
On July 24th Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) voted to defeat an amendment which would have dialed back on NSA surveillance of American citizens’ phone records.
Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash
By David Kravets
The numbers tell the story – in votes and dollars. On Wednesday, the house voted 217 to 205 not to rein in the NSA’s phone-spying dragnet. It turns out that those 217 “no” voters received twice as much campaign financing from the defense and intelligence industry as the 205 “yes” voters….
….The House voted 205-217 Wednesday and defeated an amendment to the roughly $600 billion Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2014 that would have ended authority for the once-secret spy program the White House insisted was necessary to protect national security….
The House vote (a “no” vote is to continue the NSA program):
H R 2397 RECORDED VOTE 24-Jul-2013 6:51 PM
AUTHOR(S): Amash of Michigan Amendment No. 100
QUESTION: On Agreeing to the Amendment
—- AYES 205 —
—- NOES 217 —
—- NOT VOTING 12 —
It all depends on who is doing the spying, eh?