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He Votes, He Really Votes



Jim Davis has taken a beating over missing votes in D.C., but here's one the GOP cannot get him on (at least for not showing up).


Last night, Davis voted against the Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act, which would allow the President and his Administration to continue to monitor international phone calls and e-mail of hundreds of people in this country without warrants.

"FISA was carefully designed to strike a delicate balance between the need for strong and effective security measures and the protection of the individual freedoms of U.S. citizens,” Davis said in a statement:“FISA has and should continue to be updated and amended, but instead, H.R. 5825 sidesteps the FISA court altogether by severely broadening the President's authority to conduct electronic surveillance on Americans without seeking the court’s approval.” H.R. 5825 passed by a vote of 232 to 191.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:48pm]


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