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National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
American Civil Liberties Union 2007 House Scorecard description On May 17, 2007, the House defeated, by a On May 17, 2007, the House defeated, by a vote of 199 to 229, an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1585) that would have required the videotaping of interrogations of detainees being held by the Department of Defense. Additionally, the amendment would have mandated that human rights officials be allowed access to detainees. The ACLU supported the Holt Amendment because it took important steps to return accountability and the rule of law to the federal government's interrogation and detention policies. nt's interrogation and detention policies.
American Civil Liberties Union 2007 House Scorecard position Aye +
American Civil Liberties Union 2007 Senate Scorecard description On September 19, 2007, a majority of the S On September 19, 2007, a majority of the Senate (56-43) supported restoring habeas corpus rights to those being detained without charge by the United States. However, this amount fell a few votes short of the sixty needed to invoke cloture and allow consideration of the Specter-Leahy Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1585). The ACLU supported this amendment because it would have restored the fundamental constitutional due process right of habeas corpus that was stripped away by the Military Commissions Act of 2006. y by the Military Commissions Act of 2006.
American Civil Liberties Union 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
American Civil Liberties Union 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://action.aclu.org/site/VoteCenter?page=voteList +
American Civil Liberties Union 2008 House Scorecard description On June 25, 2009, the House passed, by a v On June 25, 2009, the House passed, by a vote of 224-193, an anti-torture amendment offered by Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 2647) that would require the recording and retention of videos of interrogations of persons under the control of the Department of Defense, or being held at Defense Department facilities. The amendment would bring interrogations into line with recommended best practices for both military and law enforcement interrogations, increasing accountability for compliance with the McCain Anti-Torture Amendment, President Obama's Executive Order prohibiting torture and abuse, the Army Field Manual on Interrogations and other federal anti-torture laws and treaties. The ACLU supported the Holt Amendment because it takes important and needed steps in returning accountability and the rule of law to the federal government's interrogation and detention policies. nt's interrogation and detention policies.
American Civil Liberties Union 2008 House Scorecard position Aye +
American Civil Liberties Union 2008 House Scorecard source Http://action.aclu.org/site/VoteCenter?page=voteList +
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard description The Senate voted to stop debate and vote on an amendment establishing a special category of crime if it was based on the victim's race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender or disability. ACU opposes efforts to criminalize thought
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard position Nay +
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.acuratings.org/ +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard description Motion to invoke cloture on the Kennedy (D Motion to invoke cloture on the Kennedy (D-MA) amendment to Levin (D-MI) legislation... The Kennedy amendment would make violent crimes that cause bodily harm based on the victim’s race, color, religion or national origin punishable by a fine and up to 10 years in prison, and punishable by a life sentence if the victim dies, is kidnapped or subjected to aggravated sexual abuse. It also would create the same penalties for crimes motivated by gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. ientation, gender identity, or disability.
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Bill of vote FY 2008 Defense Department authorization + , National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 +
Chamber U.S. Senate + , 111th United States Congress +
Congress number 110th + , 111th +
Family Research Council 2007-2008 Senate Scorecard description Sponsored by Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), t Sponsored by Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), this thought crimes amendment (No. 3035) to the Department of Defense Authorization would establish federal “hate crimes” for certain violent acts based on the actual or perceived race, religion, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation of any person. ntity or sexual orientation of any person.
Family Research Council 2007-2008 Senate Scorecard position Nay +
Family Research Council 2007-2008 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.frcaction.org/get.cfm?i=VR08I01 +
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National Journal 2007 House Scorecard description Bar the use of military funds for contingency operations in Iran. May 16. (202-216) , Require the Pentagon to report on Cold War weapons systems. May 16. (119-303) , Reduce missile defense funding by $1.1 billion. May 17. (127-299) , Increase missile defense funding by $764 million. May 17. (199-226) , Require the Pentagon to submit a report on the transfer of all detainees from Guantanamo. May 17. (220-208) , Require the Pentagon to videotape interrogations of detainees. May 17. (199-229)
National Journal 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/house votes.htm +
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard description Limit debate on a measure funding the prosecution of hate crimes. September 27. (60-39; 60 votes required to invoke cloture) , Limit debate on a measure requiring longer rest periods for U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. July 11. (56-41; 60 votes required to invoke cloture) , Set a timeline for most U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq within nine months. September 21. (47-47; 60 votes required because of a unanimous consent agreement) , Express the sense of Congress that Iraq should be divided into Shiite, Kurdish, and Sunni federal regions. September 26. (75-23; 60 votes required because of a unanimous consent agreement) , Express the sense of the Senate that the Iranian revolutionary guard should be designated a terrorist organization. September 26. (76-22; 60 votes required because of a unanimous consent agreement)
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye + , Nay +
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/senate votes.htm +
Roll call number 350 + , 364 + , 366 + , 367 + , 368 + , 370 + , 371 + , 241 + , 340 + , 346 + , 348 + , 349 + , 457 +
Scorecard vote American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard + , Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard + , Family Research Council 2007-2008 Senate Scorecard + , National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard + , National Journal 2007 House Scorecard + , American Civil Liberties Union 2007-2008 House Scorecard + , American Civil Liberties Union 2007 Senate Scorecard +
Session number 1 +
Categories Congresspedia  + , Economic Policy (U.S.)  + , U.S. legislation  + , Record votes  +
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