Saturday, June 21, 2008

Capitol Hill Update IX

In the Senate, Republicans continued their obstructionist streak and prevented the Senate from voting on a bill that would have extended energy tax credits.

In the House, Democrats inexplicably capitulated to President Bush by allowing the passage of a FISA update bill that gives amnesty to telecommunication companies involved in illegal NSA spying. Oh, and they passed new funds for the war in Iraq without conditions again too. Not a good week, guys.

The Senate will likely pass both measures sometime next week, unfortunately.

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