Friday, March 06, 2009

Legislative Update VII

Congress passed a stopgap funding measure to keep the government running a few more days after Republicans stalled the Senate vote on an omnibus spending bill.

By a 234-191 vote, the House passed and sent on to the Senate a bill that includes a provision to allow bankruptcy judges to modify the terms troubled homeowners' mortgages. Meanwhile, the US Senate Intelligence Committee said it will conduct a one-year review of the CIA's handling of suspected terrorists, including interrogation tactics widely seen as torture.

Last, but certainly not lease, Karl Rove and Harriet Miers are finally going to testify by the House Judiciary Committee on the politicization of the Justice Department during the Bush years.

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