Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 5:19am
HOUSE PASSES BILL TO IMPLEMENT MORE 9/11 PANEL'S SUGGESTIONS
[SOURCE: Washington Post, AUTHOR: Spencer S. Hsu]
In a lopsided vote that masked underlying divisions, House Democrats approved legislation yesterday to implement many of the remaining recommendations of the Sept. 11 commission even as portions of the sprawling package faced immediate problems in the Senate. Voting 299 to 128, congressional Democrats, backed by scores of Republicans, delivered on a key part of their "100 hours" agenda. The nearly 300-page anti-terrorism measure sets new mandates to scrutinize air- and ship-borne cargo, send more federal aid to areas at the greatest risk of terrorism, improve emergency communications, fight nuclear proliferation overseas, and strengthen a civil liberties watchdog board.
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