The Senate has passed a measure reaffirming the U.S. ban on torture after a 78 to 21 vote.
The measure, which was included as an amendment to the defense policy bill, was introduced by Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California.
The amendment makes the U.S. Army Field Manual on Interrogations the standard for all interrogations conducted by the U.S. government, regardless of where the interrogation takes place. It also gives the International Committee of the Red Cross access to every detainee held by the U.S.
The measure comes after the Senate intelligence committee released their Torture Report detailing brutal and controversial methods of “enhanced interrogation,” which included “Rectal feeding and rehydration,” confinement, freezing water, beating, threats of violence towards family members, sleep deprivation, and forced nudity.