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July 25, 2013

Missouri, Kansas lawmakers split on NSA restrictions

The close vote in the House reflects an unusual liberal-conservative alliance that almost approved tough restrictions on government data-gathering.

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The facts, faces and hum of local politics with Steve Kraske and Dave Helling

It isn’t often that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and Rep. Tim Huelskamp

find themselves on the same side of a vote.

But it happened Thursday when the House considered an amendment to limit the National Security Agency’s ability to collect personal data from subjects not under direct investigation.

The House narrowly rejected the amendment, 205 yes, 217 no.

Here’s how they voted from Kansas and Missouri:

Yes, in favor of the limits: Cleaver, D-Mo.; Huelskamp, R-Ks.; Rep.

Lacy Clay, D-Mo.; Rep. Jason (corrected) Smith, R-Mo.; Reps. Lynn Jenkins and Kevin Yoder

, R-Ks.

No, opposing the limits: Reps.

Sam Graves, Vicky Hartzler, Ann Wagner, Billy Long, Blaine Luetkemeyer, all R-Mo.; Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Ks.

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