A group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced H.R. 5800, the Secure Data Act of 2014, to protect Americans’ privacy and data security by prohibiting surveillance agencies from requiring or compelling surveillance “backdoors” in products and services. A similar amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act this year passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming 293-123 vote, but it was not included in the Continuing Resolution (CR)/omnibus spending legislation.
Congressman Massie voted against the President's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels. The amendment passed the House, 273-156.
Press Release: U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Stop Expansion of President’s Deferred Action