The slim margin of 205 to 217 almost passed. Rep. Pelosi worked undercover to convince numerous Democrats to vote against the amendment.
Foreign policy also know as foreign relations, consists of interest strategies chosen by the state to safeguard it's national interests and to achieve its goals within the international relations millieu. - Wikipedia
According to Foreign Policy, a Democrat told publication, "Pelosi had meetings and made a plea to vote against the amendment.”
The aide also said the "“Pelosi had a big effect on more middle-of-the road hawkish Democrats who didn’t want to be identified with a bunch of lefties” in their favor was the gutting of funding that the NSA insists is key to protect the national defense.
Not surprisingly, the Democrat in favor of the NSA's surveillance programs, managed to split the Congresses decision in half. Although, this split was not along the norm of party lines. Both of the parties; Democrats and Republicans voted for as well as against the amendment. Rep. Pelosi's district does make her vote and lobbying efforts very curious. Nancy Pelosi is the single representative of San Francisco, which holds a large industry of technology and it's occupants.
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