Patriot Act Extension to Be Brought for Second VOTE - ThursdaySubmitted by sunny on Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:39
PLEASE READ MICHAEL'S COMMENT ABOUT WHY THIS VOTE IS VIP.
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The House on Thursday will again take up a bill that would extend until December key provisions of the Patriot Act counter terrorism surveillance law, two days after the measure fell seven votes short of the super-majority required for passage under fast-track rules.
The bill will be brought up again under a "closed rule," meaning that no amendments can be offered. It will need only a simple majority to pass instead of the two-thirds that was required on Tuesday.