Mike Gerwitz

Free Software Hacker+Activist

Congress Approves FISA For Another 5 Years

2012-12-28

At a vote of 73-23, Congress has voted to [extend FISA warentless spying bill by five more years1, even shooting down proposed amendments to the bill.3

Thank you to those senators that opposed the bill:

Akaka (D-HI); Baucus (D-MT); Begich (D-AK); Bingaman (D-NM); Brown (D-OH); Cantwell (D-WA); Coons (D-DE); Durbin (D-IL); Franken (D-MN); Harkin (D-IA); Leahy (D-VT); Lee (R-UT); Menendez (D-NJ); Merkley (D-OR); Murkowski (R-AK); Murray (D-WA); Paul (R-KY); Sanders (I-VT); Schatz (D-HI); Tester (D-MT); Udall (D-CO); Udall (D-NM); Wyden (D-OR).

Unfortunately, the two senators from my own state cannot join that list.

The EFF has sumarized the surveillance issues of 2012 recently on their website.