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David Price, G.K. Butterfield, Renee Ellmers and George Holding vote to continue NSA spying program

Posted by on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:49 AM

All but one of the Triangle’s U.S. House members voted against a measure that would have curbed the National Security Agency's collection of telephone call records and data on people in the U.S.

The vote margin was narrow, 217—205 with the majority of House members rejecting a check on NSA's surveillance program. Among those in the majority were Republicans George Holding and Renee Ellmers and Democrats David Price and G.K. Butterfield.

Howard Coble, who represents the 6th District that includes parts of Durham and Orange Counties, did not vote. He is in a Washington, D.C. hospital recovering from hernia surgery.

Politico has an interesting analysis of how dissent over the spying program split both parties. Those in favor of curbing NSA’s power argue that it has overstepped its constitutional boundaries and is tantamount to domestic spying. Those against counter that the intrusions are necessary to fight terrorism.

Four North Carolina representatives did vote against the NSA program: Republicans Walter Jones, Patrick McHenry and Mark Meadows and Democrat Mel Watt.

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