House defeats bill extending Patriot Act provisions until December
February 8th, 2011
08:58 PM ET
12 years ago

House defeats bill extending Patriot Act provisions until December

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A bill to extend three provisions of the Patriot Act and Intelligence Reform bill that are due to expire next month failed to win approval Tuesday from the U.S. House of Representatives.

The House voted 277-148 in favor of the bill, which fell short of the 284 votes needed to pass, because it was considered under a House rule that required a two-thirds majority.

In the vote, 26 Republicans joined 122 Democrats in opposing the bill that would have extended the provisions through December 8, 2011.

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Tired of the nonsense

    The Patriot Act is unconstitutional and should be completely repealed immediately.

    February 8, 2011 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  2. duke

    This bill should have left the building along with the last fugitive,yeah fugitive!!
    None of the bush administration can go over seas without being arrested(ha ha)!!
    As For this patriot garbage,everybody who voted yes should arrested!!

    February 8, 2011 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  3. GonzoinHouston

    The Patriot Act is a betrayal of America's freedom. Something like 95% of the cases in which it has been invoked did not involve any sort of terrorism or terrorist-related charges. Let this horror expire and be forgotten.

    February 8, 2011 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  4. Will

    thank god....

    February 8, 2011 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  5. joe

    thank god

    February 8, 2011 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  6. goforit

    The GOP is weak on terror. Why do they hate America?

    February 8, 2011 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  7. AMERICA 1st

    Is the patriot act relevent anymore

    February 9, 2011 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Now that is the beginning of bipartisanship. Maybe a couple of baggers actually read that this resulted in bigger government and an intrusion on constitutional rights. Nah. . . what was I thinking, they just were confused.

    February 9, 2011 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  9. Marcus

    Little by little this assault on everything the Founding Fathers stood for is going to where it belongs, the trash bin.

    February 9, 2011 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  10. T'sah from Virginia

    The RepubliCAN'Ts have SPLIT their VOTE – Who's in charge???????

    February 9, 2011 08:03 am at 8:03 am |