Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Frank Wolf for Retroactive Telecom Immunity

In case you missed it, on November 15 the House of Representatives passed H RES 824, the "RESTORE" Act, "Providing for Further Consideration of H.R. 3773, to Amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978." The vote was 224-192, with Frank Wolf voting "nay."

The RESTORE Act would extend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) without retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies that had previously cooperated with secret government wiretapping programs. President Bush, not surprisingly, wants the telecom's to have immunity and has threatened to veto this bill. Also not surprisingly, Frank Wolf has ONCE AGAIN voted in lockstep with Bush and his fellow Republicans, "moderate" though he claims to be. What else is new?

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