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Senate Republicans Block Conference Committee

by Brian Beutler, The Media Consortium: Thu., Feb 14, 2008
Filed under: Congressional Oversight

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has objected to a conference committee between the House and Senate to resolve the differences between the two bodies’ FISA bills. The idea is that the House should just abandon all the work it has done on the RESTORE Act, and agree to the many different, more radical provisions in the Senate bill. That basically knocks the ball out of the Senate’s court. It’s either the Senate’s way or no way and that–at least for now–is up to the House of Representatives.

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