Through The Static

March 13, 2008

House to close its doors for spying bill

Filed under: Government,Legislation,Politics,Rights — Tranimal @ 8:21 pm

AP:

WASHINGTON – House doors were locked Thursday night as lawmakers prepared for their first closed session in 25 years to debate surveillance legislation. Republicans requested privacy for what they termed “an honest debate” on the new Democratic eavesdropping bill that is opposed by the White House and most Republicans in Congress. The private session was scheduled for nighttime so the House chamber could be swept by security personnel to make sure there were no listening or recording devices. The last such session in the House was in 1983 on U.S. support for paramilitary operations in Nicaragua. Only five closed sessions have taken place in the House since 1825.  

Wow…. intense. Like in the article says, sounds like another ploy from Republicans to push back in their passive aggressive methods when Democrats decide to stand tall… for once. 

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