December 6, 2005 | By Kevin Bankston

PATRIOT Debate Resumes, Action Still Needed

After failing to reach a compromise on the final draft of the USA PATRIOT renewal bill, as described previously, Congress headed home for some turkey and put off the debate until after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Now everyone's back, and the word through the grapevine is not good. We're hearing that a final version of the conference report, essentially unchanged from the last version that we described here, will be coming down in the next day or two. A vote on the Senate and House floors is expected shortly thereafter--probably this week.

It's really getting down to the wire, so if you haven't already, call your Members of Congress today and say No! to PATRIOT renewal.


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