The NSA Amendment: How Ohio voted

Tom Jackson
Jul 25, 2013

 

Wednesday night, the U.S. House voted to defeat an amendment by Rep. John Conyers Jr., a Michigan Democrat, and Rep. Justin Amash, a Michigan Republican, to cut off funding for the National Security Agency's program to collect phone calls records on everyone in America. The amendment lost, with 205 voting "yes" but 217 voting "no."

Ohio's delegation helped defeat the amendment; four voted for it, but 11 voted against it and one didn't show up. Here's how they voted:

Voting "Yes" for the amendment:

Steve Chabot, Republican; Jim Jordan, Republican; Bill Johnson, Republican; Marcia Fudge, Democrat. 

Voting "No" against the amendment: 

Brad Wenstrup, Republican; Robert Latta, Republican; Bob Gibbs, Republican; John Boehner, Republican; Marcy Kaptur, Democrat; Michael Turner, Republican; Pat Tiberi, Republican; Tim Ryan, Democrat; David Joyce, Republican; Steve Stivers, Republican, and Jim Rennaci, Republican. 

Not voting:

Joyce Beatty, Democrat.

 

 

 

 

Comments

hilltop

Dear NSA,

Per the Open Records laws that govern the public records obtained and stored by any government agency, please forward complete and unabridged phone records for the following:

Brad Wenstrup, Republican; Robert Latta, Republican; Bob Gibbs, Republican; John Boehner, Republican; Marcy Kaptur, Democrat; Michael Turner, Republican; Pat Tiberi, Republican; Tim Ryan, Democrat; David Joyce, Republican; Steve Stivers, Republican, and Jim Rennaci, Republican.

If there is a reasonable cost associated with my request, please forward an estimate and I will gladly remit the amount required.

Best Regards,

An American Who Reads and Understands Our Constitution

Simple Enough II

I can see the sheets now, they will have somuch redacted information they will be black with a little white border! LOL!

gramafun

Any government which allows this to happen should render their telephones to the American Public. I believe this started with GW Bush. We shall start there and move forward since he began this mess. Telephones will be collected on the White House and Capital lawns at Noon on Monday. No members of the past TWO administrations and current administrations or congresses shall have further use of land lines or cell phones until the American public is certain that the people representing them can use them wisely.....whenever that is. Until then, all phone use is hereby forbidden. You all lost a perk due to stupidity and lack of transparency....deal with it.

Contango

Re: "I believe this started with GW Bush."

Pres. Lincoln had it first.

http://voices.yahoo.com/how-linc...

The Govt. has been snooping on our snail mail for yrs.:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma...

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The Hero Zone

While I don't wish to incite civil unrest, there are those in the younger generation that are surprised there isn't protests in the streets regarding not just this decision but the fact this is even done at all. Instead, Congress gets in a big circle around us and...leaves us holding the cookie...so to speak.

This is also why parties are as dangerous as George Washington forewarned. It is party first, then candidate, then the malcontent masses as they are seen that form "the rest" of the constituency (especially if they are seen as being in the political minority in their district). Why can't I be angry at an individual for being/saying/doing something instead of the name falling to the wayside (or having a wagon circle) because of the letter after his/her name?

A few ways to break this mess up:
1. Propose and vote for Congressional term limits and restructure pay/benefits
2. Stop donating blindly to parties, instead donate to individual candidates
3. ????
4. Profit

Or I suppose you can always be a party crasher. Don't like the Republican in your district even though you are one and think that X years is enough time having served? Join the Democrats, hold your nose, and vote him out. Dislodge the gunk, shake up the primaries. Incumbent shouldn't be a dirty word but right now I'm sure if given the option on a ballot, we'd have at least a simple majority voting in favor of "remove them all from office, forbid them from ever running again, and elect new people".

It's so...frustrating. I can see the vein in the back of my hands pulse as I write this.

Contango

The Iron Triangle:

Politicians, bureaucrats & lobbyists are busy and thriving.

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