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Democrats amd Homeland

Oct 03, 20021 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Senate Democrats say they will stay past the Oct. 11th end of this Congressional session in an effort to pass the Homeland Security Act, despite a Republican filibuster. Republicans want the Senate to take a closer look at Presidents version of the bill, which gives the White House more power over personnel, not the House of Representatives version which passed in August, with less power to the President.

They (the Republicans) can drag this out as long as they want to, and they can tell us when they’ve finished dragging it out. But at some point, whenever that is, we’ll have a vote on final passage, said Senate Majority Leader and Democrat Tom Daschle in a New York Times story.