In the aftermath of the defeat of the NSA funding restriction amendment to the Fiscal Year 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations bill offered by Rep. Amash, I did a little vote comparing:
PATRIOT Act expiring provision reauthorization vote, 2011: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll036.xml
Amash amendment to FY14 DoD Approps bill vote, 2013: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll412.xml
These Members voted against extending the expiring PATRIOT Act provision reauthorization bill in 2011 but also against the Amash amendment (a much less ambitious amendment/proposition) in 2013 (i.e., contradictory votes):
Members no longer in the House who almost certainly would have voted for Amash include Baldwin, Hinchey, and Markey, among others. But the 13 who are still House members and who voted against the PATRIOT Act reauthorization in 2011 and against the Amash amendment today provided the margin of victory for the White House and the supporters of NSA’s current surveillance programs. By comparison, in 2011 only 27 Republicans voted against reauthorizing expiring PATRIOT Act provisions, while today 93 voted with Amash, a radical swing clearly fueled by Edward Snowden’s sensational revelations about PATRIOT Act and FISA Amendment Act abuses.
(Editorial note: I mistakenly included Hinojosa, Higgins, Quigley and Israel as having voted against PA reauth in 2011. I apologize for the error and the post has been corrected.)
(Addendum: Readers have brought to my attention that I overlooked Himes and Slaughter and so they have been added.)