(Unadulterated) USA Freedom Act to become law [UPDATED with vote tally]

The Senate today decisively rejected each of the proposed amendments to the House-passed USA Freedom Act (see roll call votes here).  It then approved the bill by a vote of 67-32 (with Lindsey Graham not present).  Vote tally below.  The President is expected to sign the legislation shortly.

Far as I can tell, three of the 32 “no” votes (Tammy Baldwin, Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders) were cast by Senators who do not think the legislation is restrictive enough; the other 29 believe it goes too far.  Twenty-three Republican Senators voted for the legislation.

YEAs —67
Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Booker (D-NJ)
Boozman (R-AR)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Capito (R-WV)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Cassidy (R-LA)
Coons (D-DE)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cruz (R-TX)
Daines (R-MT)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Flake (R-AZ)
Franken (D-MN)
Gardner (R-CO)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Grassley (R-IA)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Heller (R-NV)
Hirono (D-HI)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Lankford (R-OK)
Leahy (D-VT)
Lee (R-UT)
Manchin (D-WV)
Markey (D-MA)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Peters (D-MI)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rounds (R-SD)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Scott (R-SC)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Sullivan (R-AK)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-NM)
Vitter (R-LA)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

NAYs —32
Baldwin (D-WI)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO)
Burr (R-NC)
Coats (R-IN)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cotton (R-AR)
Crapo (R-ID)
Enzi (R-WY)
Ernst (R-IA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Hatch (R-UT)
Isakson (R-GA)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Moran (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Perdue (R-GA)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Sanders (I-VT)
Sasse (R-NE)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Tillis (R-NC)
Toomey (R-PA)
Wicker (R-MS)

Not Voting – 1
Graham (R-SC) 

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Marty Lederman

Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center Follow him on Twitter (@marty_lederman).