House Democrats, Republicans United To Tank Kelsey Smith Act Floor Vote
A last-minute lobbying effort questioned the bill’s implications. “While written with the best intentions, this bill would breach the privacy of millions of Americans by giving law enforcement an unprecedented level of access to the movement, whereabouts and location of targeted individuals,” the R Street Institute said Monday. The Campaign for Liberty also encouraged lawmakers to vote down HR-4889. The American Civil Liberties Union objected to the current version of the bill.