9/11 Commission Report implementation bill introduced Gretchen E. Moore at 8:50 PM ET
House Republican leaders introduced broad legislation Friday in response to the 9/11 Commission Report recommendations. Touted as the most comprehensive effort yet to respond to the report, the proposed legislation affects law enforcement, immigration, border and security, and foreign policy.
The legislation includes provisions that would make it easier to conduct surveillance on terrorism suspects without clear connections to foreign terror groups and would create a new national intelligence director. Review the proposed text of the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act [PDF] and read a statement from House Speaker Dennis Hastert. Reuters has more.
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