(Another post is coming later with more details on how Iowans voted on other amendments to the defense appropriations bill. All four Iowans voted for final passage of the Pentagon budget. - promoted by desmoinesdem)
Earlier this evening, the U.S. House tried to limit the scope of the NSA's domestic spying, but this amendment failed by 205-217. It was an unusual cross-party vote, with Democrats voting 111-83, and Republians voting 94-134. (Here is the full roll call vote).
Bruce Braley and Dave Loebsack voted Yes (to restrict the NSA), while Steve King and Tom Latham voted No. I haven't been able to find any more detailed statements from any of Iowa's congressmen.
Does anyone know where the 1st district candidates stand on this issue? It would be a good debate topic.
thanks for the heads up
I will keep an eye out for comments on the issue.