House Votes to Extend Patriot Act

Fox News: House OKs Extending Patriot Act

"WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to extend the USA Patriot Act (search), the nation's main anti-terrorism tool, just hours after televisions in the Capitol beamed images of a new attack in London.

As similar legislation worked its way through the Senate, House Republicans generally cast the law as a valuable asset in the War on Terror (search). Most Democrats echoed that support but said they were concerned the law could allow citizens' civil liberties to be infringed. Following more than hours of debate, the House approved the measure 257-171."

Voting record here.

14 Republicans voted "Noes", 156 Democrats. Notable Nay.....House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

""Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers," Rove said. "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."

Yeah, Democrats are liberals too.


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