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House Vote Upholds Indefinite Detention of Terror Suspects

May 19, 2012
Jonathan Weisman, NY Times

The House on Friday turned back an unusual coalition of liberals and conservatives and voted down legislation to reject explicitly the indefinite detention of terrorism suspects apprehended on United States soil.

House lawmakers then approved a broad military policy bill that would break Pentagon spending caps agreed to just last summer.

The bill, the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year that begins in October, makes clear that House Republicans — and many Democrats — are opposed to including the Pentagon in the coming era of fiscal austerity. The $642 billion measure, approved 299 to 120, exceeds spending limits enshrined in the Budget Control Act of 2011 by $8 billion.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 20, 2012 1:55 am

    Now lets see who voted for and against it and use that list for November

  2. priceless22 permalink
    May 19, 2012 9:01 pm

    Just as I suspected…Our so-called TEA party Repubicans could care less about WE the People! Let’s let them have only one term and FIRE them ALL!

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