December 28, 2013 by History in a Hurry
Put your name on it, losers! Own it!
The traitors in the House were planning an anonymous voice vote on the latest version of the NDAA 2014.
The bill increases expenditures used for spying on Americans and “does not address sec. 1021 of the 2012 NDAA, which unconstitutionally granted the President sweeping new power to indefinitely detain anyone, including American citizens inside the United States, without charge or trial,” as Rep. Amash explains below.
See this article in The New American for an explanation of the bill.
See the links below for how your rep and senators voted.
I’ve got to run, so I can donate $200 to Amash’s re-election campaign! See you later!
Here is Rep. Amash’s explanation from his Facebook page:
I voted no on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to H Res 441, which concurs in the Senate Amendment to H R 3304 with an additional House amendment. This is the conference (House-Senate) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014. House leadership (on both sides) intended to pass this bill by voice vote (i.e., without a vote), but I remained on the House floor through debate and demanded a roll call vote.
Like the House-passed NDAA from earlier this year, this version authorizes $55 billion *more* in military spending than the amount authorized by law under the bipartisan agreement from 2011 that established sequestration. The bill does not address sec. 1021 of the 2012 NDAA, which unconstitutionally granted the President sweeping new power to indefinitely detain anyone, including American citizens inside the United States, without charge or trial. It doesn’t address the National Security Agency’s unconstitutional surveillance of Americans. And the bill includes billions of dollars for various cybersecurity initiatives with unclear directives and limited constraints.
It passed 350-69.
Although the 2014 NDAA also passed the Senate, I’m thankful that several prominent Senators, including Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Ted Cruz, voted no on this legislation. Here’s what Senator Ted Cruz had to say about the 2014 NDAA: http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=733.
Here are the Senate and House bills. You can sift through and see how people voted.
Final Senate vote:
House roll-call vote that Amash explained above:
Explanation of the bill:
The bill in its various incarnations: