Friday, March 14, 2008

Boyda votes for revisions to FISA; no telecom immunity

In a historic vote, the House of Representatives passed a revision to FISA today that not only let the executive branch intercept phone conversations with terrorists but also preserved Constitutional right of all Americans to be free from warrantless searches and to the right to sue for redress of grievances.

The finally tally was 213-197.

It's deeply disappointing 197 members of the House voted "no" on this bill- even more depressing if you use Republican rhetoric about it: Those 197 members were more interested in protecting the bottom lines of phone companies than the lives of Americans.

More- including statements from Boyda- later.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

We should all be proud of Congresswoman Boyda for standing up for our rights. We should also ask Congressman Moore why he voted against this bill.

Anonymous said...

yes to both of those statements....i'm so proud of nancy!

boydabloc said...

hold the phone...Moore voted for the bill, just so you all are aware.

Anonymous said...

Moore and the other Blue Dog Democrats supported the Senate bill, so I assumed that he voted no. I'm happy to see that I was wrong...but it's not good that Moore supported the Senate bill to begin with.

Anonymous said...

this is AWESOME!

they need to do more and more of this..this president can't control us anymore!

Anonymous said...

Right just wait for your phone bill to go up! Congress will pass some measure to allow the phone companies to break contract, up your charges because of all the tort lawsuites that will happen because of this! There are already 20 pending I believe. Thing is this will allow cases that date all the way back to WWII

Anonymous said...

Right just wait for your phone bill to go up! Congress will pass some measure to allow the phone companies to break contract, up your charges because of all the tort lawsuites that will happen because of this! There are already 20 pending I believe. Thing is this will allow cases that date all the way back to WWII

what on earth are you smoking?

anyway...the idea this should have been opposed because phone bills will go up is the most horrifying statement i've heard yet in this whole debate.

Know what? if the phone companies didn't break the law- fine, great, good for them.

If they did- THEY SHOULD BE TAKEN TO COURT!

Anonymous said...

"up your charges because of all the tort lawsuites that will happen because of this!"

Are you still in junior high, or something? Because you sound like a complete idiot. Those "lawsuites" aren't looking for money, they're looking for accountability. The Bush/Cheney administration and the telecoms broke the law, and they need to be held accountable.

Anonymous said...

lawsuites? suites? like law offices?

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