December 22, 2005 | By Kevin Bankston

House Votes to Extend PATRIOT one month (updated: five weeks)

On the heels of the Senate's vote for a six-month PATRIOT extension, here's the latest from the Associated Press:

The House passed a one-month extension of the Patriot Act on Thursday and sent it to the Senate for final action as Congress scrambled to prevent expiration of anti-terror law enforcement provisions on Dec. 31.

Approval came on a voice vote in a nearly empty chamber, after Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, refused to agree to a six-month extension the Senate cleared several hours earlier....

It was not clear when the Senate would act on the one-month bill, but approval was possible by evening.

We'll let you know what the Senate ends up doing.

UPDATE: Turns out it was a five-week extension. Still waiting on Senate action.

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