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Did Your Senator Vote for CISA?

A list of how every Senator voted on CISA.
October 27, 2015, 9:37pm
Dianne Feinstein, the bill's coauthor. Image: MedillDC/Flickr

The Senate overwhelmingly passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act by a margin of 74-21. CISA is a controversial cybersecurity bill that would allow companies to pass personal data to the federal government, and critics have called it a disaster, claiming that it would greatly increase National Security Administration surveillance.

While CISA passed easily, not everyone who voted for the bill saw it as ideal legislation. Earlier in the day, an amendment that would have greatly improved its privacy protections failed by a margin of just two votes, 47-49. Rather than kill the unamended legislation outright, however, dozens of lawmakers decided to vote for it anyway.


The most outspoken group opposing the bill, Fight For the Future, noted in a scathing statement that the vote would be one we one day look back at as being formative for the internet.

"This vote will go down in history as the moment that lawmakers decided not only what sort of Internet our children and our children's children will have, but what sort of world they will live in," the group wrote in an emailed statement. "Every Senator who voted for CISA has voted for a world without freedom of expression, a world without true democracy, a world without basic human rights."

It may not be that simple, but then again, maybe it is. So here's a list of who voted for CISA, who voted against it, and who abstained. Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Lindsey Graham are all in Denver for Wednesday's debate. Paul is anti-CISA but didn't think it was worth sticking around in Washington for the vote.

The only presidential candidate to vote on the legislation was Bernie Sanders, who voted against it.

YEAs ---74

Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

John Barrasso (R-WY)

Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

Roy Blunt (R-MO)

John Boozman (R-AR)

Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

Richard Burr (R-NC)

Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

Thomas Carper (D-DE)

Robert Casey (D-PA)

Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

Daniel Coats (R-IN)

Thad Cochran (R-MS)

Susan Collins (R-ME)

Bob Corker (R-TN)


John Cornyn (R-TX)

Tom Cotton (R-AR)

Joe Donnelly (D-IN)

Richard Durbin (D-IL)

Michael Enzi (R-WY)

Joni Ernst (R-IA)

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Deb Fischer (R-NE)

Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

Cory Gardner (R-CO)

Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)

Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

John Hoeven (R-ND)

James Inhofe (R-OK)

Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

Ron Johnson (R-WI)

Tim Kaine (D-VA)

Angus King (I-ME)

Mark Kirk (R-IL)

Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

James Lankford (R-OK)

Joe Manchin (D-WV)

John McCain (R-AZ)

Claire McCaskill (D-MO)

Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)

Jerry Moran (R-KS)

Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Christopher Murphy (D-CT)

Patty Murray (D-WA)

Bill Nelson (D-FL)

David Perdue (R-GA)

Gary Peters (D-MI)

Rob Portman (R-OH)

Jack Reed (D-RI)

Harry Reid (D-NV)

Pat Roberts (R-KS)

Mike Rounds (R-SD)

Ben Sasse (R-NE)

Brian Schatz (D-HI)

Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

Tim Scott (R-SC)

Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Richard Shelby (R-AL)

Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

John Thune (R-SD)

Thom Tillis (R-NC)

Patrick Toomey (R-PA)

Mark Warner (D-VA)

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Roger Wicker (R-MS)

NAYs ---21

Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

Cory Booker (D-NJ)

Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Ben Cardin (D-MD)

Christopher Coons (D-DE)

Mike Crapo (R-ID)

Steve Daines (R-MT)

Al Franken (D-MN)

Dean Heller (R-NV)

Patrick Leahy (D-VT)

Mike Lee (R-UT)

Edward Markey (D-MA)

Bob Menendez (D-NJ)

Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

James Risch (R-ID)

Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Daniel Sullivan (R-AK)


Jon Tester (D-MT)

Mark Udall (D-NM)

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

Ron Wyden (D-OR)

Not Voting - 5

Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Rand Paul (R-KY)

Marco Rubio (R-FL)

David Vitter (R-LA)