The first chance for congress to scale back the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance program failed yesterday in a narrow 217-205 vote.

The effort was cosponsored by Democrat Rep. John Conyers of Michigan and Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan.

The voting breakdown according to the House's website is as follows:

Ayes: 205

Republican - 94
Democrat - 111

Noes: 217

Republican - 134
Democrat - 83

(12 did not vote)

Of the congressmen from Louisiana:


(R) Steve Scalise, (R) John Fleming, (R) Bill Cassidy, (D) Cedric Richmond


(R) Rodney Alexander, (R) Charles Boustany