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Thursday, December 08, 2005

House, Senate Reach Deal on Patriot Act

While both houses have reached a compromise on the Patriot Act, Russ Feingold is threatening to fillibuster. Here's a portion of an article from the Washington Post:

House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Thursday to extend the USA Patriot Act, the government's premier anti-terrorism law, before it expires at the end of the month. But a Democratic senator threatened a filibuster to block the compromise.
"I will do everything I can, including a filibuster, to stop this Patriot Act conference report, which does not include adequate safeguards to protect our constitutional freedoms," said Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., who was the only senator to vote against the original version of the Patriot Act.

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For more information on the patriot act, click here.

--Tom Hayes


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