H.R. 2048 - USA FREEDOM Act of 2015

Armed forces and national security. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
To reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct electronic surveillance, use pen registers and trap and trace devices, and use other forms of information gathering for foreign intelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal purposes, and for other purposes. (by More
To reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct electronic surveillance, use pen registers and trap and trace devices, and use other forms of information gathering for foreign intelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal purposes, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
 
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The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
20 proposed amendments. 3 rejected. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on June 2, 2015.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 67 voted NO: 32
1 voted present/not voting

USA FREEDOM Act of 2015

H.R. 2048 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
To reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct electronic surveillance, use pen registers and trap and trace devices, and use other forms of information gathering for foreign intelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal purposes, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct electronic surveillance, use pen registers and trap and trace devices, and use other forms of information gathering for foreign intelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal purposes, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
  • USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
  • Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
  • USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
  • Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
  • USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
  • Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
  • USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
  • Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
  • USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
  • USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
Sponsor
F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr.
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Armed forces and national security
  • Arms control and nonproliferation
  • Business records
  • Chemical and biological weapons
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Congressional oversight
  • Consumer credit
  • Crimes against animals and natural resources
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Criminal procedure and sentencing
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Firearms and explosives
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
  • Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
  • International law and treaties
  • Judicial review and appeals
  • Jurisdiction and venue
  • Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
  • Marine and inland water transportation
  • Marine pollution
  • Navigation, waterways, harbors
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Oil and gas
  • Pollution liability
  • Radioactive wastes and releases
  • Right of privacy
  • Telephone and wireless communication
  • Terrorism
  • Transportation safety and security
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Major Actions
Introduced4/28/2015
Referred to Committee
Amendments (20 proposed)
Passed House5/13/2015
Signed by President6/02/2015
Passed Senate6/02/2015
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn Passage: H R 2048 Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015 or the USA FREEDOM Act5/13/2015This bill PASSED the House
338 voted YES 88 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn Cloture on the Motion to Proceed H.R. 20485/23/2015This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
57 voted YES 42 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn Cloture on the Motion to Proceed H.R. 20485/31/2015This motion PASSED the Senate
77 voted YES 17 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Cloture Motion H.R. 20486/02/2015This motion PASSED the Senate
83 voted YES 14 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 1451 to S.Amdt. 1450 to S.Amdt. 1449 to H.R. 20486/02/2015This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
42 voted YES 56 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 1450 to S.Amdt. 1449 to H.R. 2048 (USA FREEDOM Act of 2015)6/02/2015This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
44 voted YES 54 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 1449 to H.R. 2048 (USA FREEDOM Act of 2015)6/02/2015This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
43 voted YES 56 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateOn Passage of the Bill H.R. 20486/02/2015This bill PASSED the Senate
67 voted YES 32 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced4/28/2015
4/28/2015Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
4/28/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
4/28/2015Introduced in House
4/29/2015Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Discharged.
4/30/2015Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar4/30/2015Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 2.
5/08/2015Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 114-109, Part I.
5/08/2015Committee on Financial Services discharged.
5/08/2015Committee on Intelligence (Permanent) discharged.
Put on a legislative calendar5/08/2015Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 77.
5/12/2015Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 255 Reported to House. Providing for consideration of H.R. 1735, H.R. 36, and H.R. 2048
5/13/2015Rule H. Res. 255 passed House.
5/13/2015Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 255.
5/13/2015Providing for consideration of H.R. 1735, H.R. 36, and H.R. 2048
5/13/2015DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2048.
5/13/2015The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5/13/2015POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 2048, the Chair put the question on adoption of the bill and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the bill until a time to be announced.
5/13/2015Considered as unfinished business.
5/13/2015Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5/13/2015
5/13/2015House amendment offered
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage5/13/2015On Passage: H R 2048 Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015 or the USA FREEDOM Act
5/14/2015Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar5/18/2015Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 87.
5/21/2015Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
5/21/2015Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
5/21/2015Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
5/22/2015Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
5/22/2015
5/22/2015Senate amendment submitted
5/23/2015Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed was not invoked (Record Vote No. 194) entered in Senate.
select this voteVote5/23/2015On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed H.R. 2048
5/31/2015Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
5/31/2015Motion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the measure (Record Vote No. 194) agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
5/31/2015Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the measure (Record Vote No. 194) agreed to in Senate by Voice.
5/31/2015Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
5/31/2015Measure laid before Senate by motion.
5/31/2015Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate.
5/31/2015
5/31/2015Senate amendment submitted
5/31/2015Senate amendment proposed (on the floor): Amendment SA 1453 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 1452.
5/31/2015
5/31/2015Senate amendment submitted
5/31/2015Senate amendment proposed (on the floor): Amendment SA 1452 proposed by Senator McConnell to language proposed to be stricken by amendment no. 1449.
5/31/2015
5/31/2015Senate amendment submitted
5/31/2015Senate amendment proposed (on the floor): Amendment SA 1451 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 1450.
5/31/2015
5/31/2015Senate amendment submitted
5/31/2015Senate amendment proposed (on the floor): Amendment SA 1450 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 1449.
5/31/2015
5/31/2015Senate amendment submitted
5/31/2015Senate amendment proposed (on the floor): Amendment SA 1449 proposed by Senator McConnell.
5/31/2015
5/31/2015Senate amendment submitted
5/31/2015
5/31/2015Senate amendment submitted
5/31/2015
5/31/2015Senate amendment submitted
5/31/2015
5/31/2015Senate amendment submitted
5/31/2015
5/31/2015Senate amendment submitted
5/31/2015
5/31/2015Senate amendment submitted
5/31/2015
5/31/2015Senate amendment submitted
5/31/2015
5/31/2015Senate amendment submitted
5/31/2015Amendment SA 1449 proposed by Senator McConnell. (consideration: CR S3340) In the nature of a substitute.
5/31/2015Amendment SA 1450 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 1449. (consideration: CR S3340; text: CR S3340) Of a perfecting nature.
5/31/2015Amendment SA 1451 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 1450. (consideration: CR S3340; text: CR S3340) Of a perfecting nature.
5/31/2015Amendment SA 1452 proposed by Senator McConnell to language proposed to be stricken by amendment no. 1449. (consideration: CR S3340) Of a perfecting nature.
5/31/2015Amendment SA 1453 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 1452. (consideration: CR S3340; text: CR S3340) Of a perfecting nature.
select this voteVote5/31/2015On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed H.R. 2048
6/01/2015Considered by Senate.
6/01/2015Considered by Senate.
6/01/2015Considered by Senate.
6/01/2015Considered by Senate.
6/01/2015Considered by Senate.
6/01/2015Considered by Senate.
6/01/2015
6/01/2015Senate amendment submitted
6/01/2015
6/01/2015Senate amendment submitted
6/01/2015
6/01/2015Senate amendment submitted
6/01/2015
6/01/2015Senate amendment submitted
6/01/2015
6/01/2015Senate amendment submitted
6/01/2015
6/01/2015Senate amendment submitted
6/02/2015Considered by Senate.
6/02/2015Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President6/02/2015Presented to President.
6/02/2015Considered by Senate.
6/02/2015Considered by Senate.
6/02/2015Considered by Senate.
6/02/2015Considered by Senate.
6/02/2015Motion to table amendment SA 1452 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
6/02/2015Considered by Senate.
6/02/2015SA 1453 fell when SA 1452 was tabled.
Signed6/02/2015Signed by President.
Enacted6/02/2015Became Public Law No: 114-23.
select this voteVote6/02/2015On the Cloture Motion H.R. 2048
select this voteVote6/02/2015On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1451 to S.Amdt. 1450 to S.Amdt. 1449 to H.R. 2048
select this voteVote6/02/2015On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1450 to S.Amdt. 1449 to H.R. 2048 (USA FREEDOM Act of 2015)
select this voteVote6/02/2015On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1449 to H.R. 2048 (USA FREEDOM Act of 2015)
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage6/02/2015On Passage of the Bill H.R. 2048
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
S. Amdt. 1440Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]May 22, 2015Offered on May 21, 2015.

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S. Amdt. 1441Paul, Rand [R-KY]May 31, 2015Offered on May 30, 2015.

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S. Amdt. 1442Paul, Rand [R-KY]May 31, 2015Offered on May 30, 2015.

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S. Amdt. 1443Paul, Rand [R-KY]May 31, 2015Offered on May 30, 2015.

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S. Amdt. 1444Paul, Rand [R-KY]May 31, 2015Offered on May 30, 2015.

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S. Amdt. 1445Paul, Rand [R-KY]May 31, 2015Offered on May 30, 2015.

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S. Amdt. 1446Paul, Rand [R-KY]May 31, 2015Offered on May 30, 2015.

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S. Amdt. 1447Paul, Rand [R-KY]May 31, 2015Offered on May 30, 2015.

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S. Amdt. 1448Paul, Rand [R-KY]May 31, 2015Offered on May 30, 2015.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 1449McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]May 31, 2015Failed by roll call vote on June 1, 2015.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 1450McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]May 31, 2015Failed by roll call vote on June 1, 2015.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 1451McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]May 31, 2015Failed by roll call vote on June 1, 2015.

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S. Amdt. 1452McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]May 31, 2015Offered on May 30, 2015.

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S. Amdt. 1453McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]May 31, 2015Offered on May 30, 2015.

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S. Amdt. 1454Wyden, Ron [D-OR]June 1, 2015Offered on May 31, 2015.

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S. Amdt. 1455Wyden, Ron [D-OR]June 1, 2015Offered on May 31, 2015.

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S. Amdt. 1457Udall, Tom [D-NM]June 1, 2015Offered on May 31, 2015.

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S. Amdt. 1458Paul, Rand [R-KY]June 1, 2015Offered on May 31, 2015.

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S. Amdt. 1459Paul, Rand [R-KY]June 1, 2015Offered on May 31, 2015.

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S. Amdt. 1460Paul, Rand [R-KY]June 1, 2015Offered on May 31, 2015.

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Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

37% more
$9,207
$10,635
$21,110
$6,828
$410
$50,129
$6,798
$2,715
$60,062
$16,470
YES$184,365
$8,743
$8,379
$13,313
$3,586
$266
$35,743
$2,426
$1,348
$25,954
$34,839
NO$134,598

opposed this bill

Democratic/Liberal
Environmental policy
Defense policy, doves
Minority/Ethnic Groups
Consumer groups (split)
Human Rights (split)
Republican/Conservative (split)
Average given to Senators who voted:
$7,684
$96,863
$74,860
$8,337
YES$187,744
77% less
$3,048
$27,793
$10,736
$2,229
NO$43,807
38 Organizations Supported and 19 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
USA FREEDOM Act of 2015: On Passage of the Bill H.R. 2048

38 organizations supported this bill

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Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
American Association of Law Libraries
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
American Library Association
American Library Association (2015, June 2). ALA calls passage of USA FREEDOM Act a “milestone”. Retrieved June 3, 2015, from American Library Association.
AOL
Reform Government Surveillance (2015, June 2). Statement of Reform Government Surveillance on Senate Passage of the USA Freedom Act. Retrieved June 2, 2015, from Reform Government Surveillance.
Apple
Reform Government Surveillance (2015, June 2). Statement of Reform Government Surveillance on Senate Passage of the USA Freedom Act. Retrieved June 2, 2015, from Reform Government Surveillance .
Association of Research Libraries
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
Center for Democracy & Technology
Center for Democracy & Technology (2015, June 2). Victory: Passage of USA FREEDOM Act Reins in NSA Surveillance. Retrieved June 2, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
Center for National Security Studies
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
CloudFlare
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
Computer & Communications Industry Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
Dropbox
Reform Government Surveillance (2015, June 2). Statement of Reform Government Surveillance on Senate Passage of the USA Freedom Act. Retrieved June 2, 2015, from Reform Government Surveillance.
Evernote
Reform Government Surveillance (2015, June 2). Statement of Reform Government Surveillance on Senate Passage of the USA Freedom Act. Retrieved June 2, 2015, from Reform Government Surveillance.
Facebook
Facebook (2015, June 2). Facebook on Passage of the USA Freedom Act. Retrieved June 2, 2015, from Facebook.
Global Network Initiative
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
Google
Molinari, Susan (2015, June 2). Congress takes a significant step to reform government surveillance. Retrieved June 2, 2015, from Google Public Policy Blog.
Human Rights Watch
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
Information Technology Industry Council
Garfield, Dean (2015, June 2). H.R. 2048, Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection, and Online Monitoring (USA Freedom) Act. Retrieved June 2, 2015, from Information Technology Industry Council.
Internet Association
Internet Association (2015, June 2). Statement on the Senate Passage of the USA Freedom Act. Retrieved June 2, 2015, from Internet Association.
Internet Infrastructure Coalition
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
LinkedIn
Reform Government Surveillance (2015, June 2). Statement of Reform Government Surveillance on Senate Passage of the USA Freedom Act. Retrieved June 2, 2015, from Reform Government Surveillance.
Microsoft
Microsoft (2015, June 2). Microsoft praises passage of the USA Freedom Act in the US Senate. Retrieved June 2, 2015, from Microsoft.
Mozilla
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
National Rifle Association
NRA-ILA (2015, May 15). House Passes NRA-Backed Legislation to Reign in Mass Surveillance. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from NRA-ILA.
Niskanen Center
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
PEN American Center
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
R Street Institute
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
Reform Government Surveillance
Reform Government Surveillance (2015, June 2). Statement of Reform Government Surveillance on Senate Passage of the USA Freedom Act. Retrieved June 2, 2015, from Reform Government Surveillance.
Rutherford Institute
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
Servint
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
Silent Circle
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
Sonic.net
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
TechFreedom
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
TechNet
TechNet (2015, June 2). TechNet Statement on Surveillance Reform. Retrieved June 2, 2015, from TechNet.
The Constitution Project
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
Twitter
Reform Government Surveillance (2015, June 2). RGS Statement In Support of Bipartisan, Bicameral FISA Reform Legislation. Retrieved June 2, 2015, from Statement of Reform Government Surveillance on Senate Passage of the USA Freedom Act.
World Press Freedom Committee
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 6). Support for the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 1123; H.R. 2048). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from Center for Democracy & Technology.
Yahoo!
Reform Government Surveillance (2015, June 2). Statement of Reform Government Surveillance on Senate Passage of the USA Freedom Act. Retrieved June 2, 2015, from Reform Government Surveillance.

19 organizations opposed this bill

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
Arab American Institute
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
Blue America PAC
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
Constitutional Alliance
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
Courage Campaign
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
Democracy For America
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
Fight for the Future
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
ForestEthics
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
Media Alliance
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
OneAmerica
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
Popular Resistance
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
Progressive Change Campaign Committee
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
Rainforest Action Network
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
Republican Liberty Caucus
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
Restore The Fourth
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
RootsAction
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
School of the Americas Watch
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.
Sunlight Foundation
Undersigned (2015, May 6). Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act. Retrieved December 9, 2015, from CREDO Action.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$68,200$19,100Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$335,572$11,000Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$209,587$784,272No
John BarrassoRWY$83,899$1,000No
Michael F. BennetDCO$393,279$1,145,654Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$199,685$84,229Yes
Roy BluntRMO$198,730$5,700No
Cory A. BookerDNJ$521,144$266,122Yes
John BoozmanRAR$53,235$800Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$13,050$8,147Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$274,263$717,182Yes
Richard BurrRNC$151,790$8,000No
Maria CantwellDWA$224,676$152,407Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$63,600$5,500Yes
Ben CardinDMD$57,212$51,275Yes
Tom CarperDDE$95,440$22,550Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$129,705$120,651Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$160,603$37,300Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$11,200$0No
William Thad CochranRMS$66,950$14,850No
Susan M. CollinsRME$104,350$38,050No
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$113,450$96,129Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$83,951$5,000No
John CornynRTX$255,966$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$144,807$3,100No
Mike CrapoRID$87,490$0No
Ted CruzRTX$284,833$-450Yes
Steve DainesRMT$190,681$1,000Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$50,818$98,115Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$104,622$112,762Yes
Mike EnziRWY$31,800$0No
Joni ErnstRIA$50,975$500No
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$143,615$20,722Yes
Deb FischerRNE$83,578$0No
Jeff FlakeRAZ$126,406$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$371,359$359,688Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$196,431$750Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$387,996$184,806Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$144,900$39,663Not Voting
Chuck GrassleyRIA$152,110$7,000Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$255,881$1,000No
Martin HeinrichDNM$119,446$465,251Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$85,203$96,643Yes
Dean HellerRNV$209,833$6,000Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$63,021$236,188Yes
John HoevenRND$53,450$2,000Yes
Jim InhofeROK$81,000$5,000Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$126,200$0No
Ron JohnsonRWI$233,634$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$459,091$727,167Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$60,005$88,552Yes
Mark KirkRIL$57,198$270Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$175,944$47,713Yes
James LankfordROK$112,675$8,900Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$169,645$113,958Yes
Mike LeeRUT$206,155$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$52,916$35,625Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$314,630$600,968Yes
John McCainRAZ$170,780$41,563No
Claire McCaskillDMO$342,238$163,613Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$388,993$8,500No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$124,672$67,200Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$153,456$286,906Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$2,000$250Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$99,412$3,200No
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$57,558$13,550Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$249,688$412,566Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$302,879$314,608Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$167,182$149,325Yes
Rand PaulRKY$233,555$0No
David PerdueRGA$97,945$0No
Gary C. PetersDMI$144,665$753,936Yes
Rob PortmanROH$254,800$31,010No
John "Jack" ReedDRI$29,750$24,643Yes
Harry ReidDNV$64,050$15,667Yes
Jim RischRID$52,550$1,000No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$119,174$0No
Mike RoundsRSD$50,900$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$387,579$17,513No
Bernie SandersIVT$43,794$389,012No
Ben SasseRNE$72,867$0No
Brian SchatzDHI$141,450$423,750Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$644,390$213,551Yes
Tim ScottRSC$163,550$9,000Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$12,000$0No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$197,215$399,435Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$43,550$0No
Debbie StabenowDMI$88,748$122,873Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$75,286$1,000Yes
Jon TesterDMT$175,661$453,797Yes
John ThuneRSD$182,378$9,925No
Thom TillisRNC$121,180$0No
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$280,926$32,121No
Tom UdallDNM$154,643$274,347Yes
David VitterRLA$20,450$19,800Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$370,204$111,802Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$759,688$2,025,574Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$141,723$155,355Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$54,450$6,500No
Ron WydenDOR$308,590$209,628Yes

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$68,200$19,100Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$335,572$11,000Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$209,587$784,272No
John BarrassoRWY$83,899$1,000No
Michael F. BennetDCO$393,279$1,145,654Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$199,685$84,229Yes
Roy BluntRMO$198,730$5,700No
Cory A. BookerDNJ$521,144$266,122Yes
John BoozmanRAR$53,235$800Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$13,050$8,147Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$274,263$717,182Yes
Richard BurrRNC$151,790$8,000No
Maria CantwellDWA$224,676$152,407Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$63,600$5,500Yes
Ben CardinDMD$57,212$51,275Yes
Tom CarperDDE$95,440$22,550Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$129,705$120,651Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$160,603$37,300Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$11,200$0No
William Thad CochranRMS$66,950$14,850No
Susan M. CollinsRME$104,350$38,050No
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$113,450$96,129Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$83,951$5,000No
John CornynRTX$255,966$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$144,807$3,100No
Mike CrapoRID$87,490$0No
Ted CruzRTX$284,833$-450Yes
Steve DainesRMT$190,681$1,000Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$50,818$98,115Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$104,622$112,762Yes
Mike EnziRWY$31,800$0No
Joni ErnstRIA$50,975$500No
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$143,615$20,722Yes
Deb FischerRNE$83,578$0No
Jeff FlakeRAZ$126,406$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$371,359$359,688Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$196,431$750Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$387,996$184,806Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$144,900$39,663Not Voting
Chuck GrassleyRIA$152,110$7,000Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$255,881$1,000No
Martin HeinrichDNM$119,446$465,251Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$85,203$96,643Yes
Dean HellerRNV$209,833$6,000Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$63,021$236,188Yes
John HoevenRND$53,450$2,000Yes
Jim InhofeROK$81,000$5,000Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$126,200$0No
Ron JohnsonRWI$233,634$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$459,091$727,167Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$60,005$88,552Yes
Mark KirkRIL$57,198$270Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$175,944$47,713Yes
James LankfordROK$112,675$8,900Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$169,645$113,958Yes
Mike LeeRUT$206,155$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$52,916$35,625Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$314,630$600,968Yes
John McCainRAZ$170,780$41,563No
Claire McCaskillDMO$342,238$163,613Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$388,993$8,500No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$124,672$67,200Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$153,456$286,906Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$2,000$250Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$99,412$3,200No
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$57,558$13,550Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$249,688$412,566Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$302,879$314,608Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$167,182$149,325Yes
Rand PaulRKY$233,555$0No
David PerdueRGA$97,945$0No
Gary C. PetersDMI$144,665$753,936Yes
Rob PortmanROH$254,800$31,010No
John "Jack" ReedDRI$29,750$24,643Yes
Harry ReidDNV$64,050$15,667Yes
Jim RischRID$52,550$1,000No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$119,174$0No
Mike RoundsRSD$50,900$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$387,579$17,513No
Bernie SandersIVT$43,794$389,012No
Ben SasseRNE$72,867$0No
Brian SchatzDHI$141,450$423,750Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$644,390$213,551Yes
Tim ScottRSC$163,550$9,000Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$12,000$0No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$197,215$399,435Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$43,550$0No
Debbie StabenowDMI$88,748$122,873Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$75,286$1,000Yes
Jon TesterDMT$175,661$453,797Yes
John ThuneRSD$182,378$9,925No
Thom TillisRNC$121,180$0No
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$280,926$32,121No
Tom UdallDNM$154,643$274,347Yes
David VitterRLA$20,450$19,800Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$370,204$111,802Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$759,688$2,025,574Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$141,723$155,355Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$54,450$6,500No
Ron WydenDOR$308,590$209,628Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$4,874,297
Computer software$4,556,122
Pro-Guns$2,252,451
Search Engine/Email Services$1,853,916
Social Media$987,715
Computer manufacture & services$903,616
Internet & Online Services$579,662
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$533,625
Telecommunications Devices$226,050
Human Rights$45,000
Hosting/Cloud Services$37,000
Consumer groups$750

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
Democratic/Liberal$7,379,240
Environmental policy$5,398,859
Defense policy, doves$629,894
Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
Human Rights$45,000
Consumer groups$750
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