Friday, April 11, 2008

Capitol Hill Update II

The Senate passed the Foreclosure Prevention Act by an 84-12 vote to help hurt homeowners, but given Democratic disappointment with the bill, it is likely to get a make-over in the House. The Senate also voted to back extension of wilderness protection areas.

The House voted to table the Bush-backed free trade agreement with Columbia that has faced much human rights criticism, and Speaker Pelosi is using it as leverage on getting a second economic stimulus package. The House also overwhelmingly approved expanding traumatic brain injury research.

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