Democrat-led House passes first bill to implement 9/11 recommendations Alexis Unkovic at 8:52 PM ET
[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] passed its first piece of legislation for the 110th Congress late Tuesday, a bill [HR 1 text] to implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission [official website] remaining after the enactment of the Intelligence Reform bill [JURIST report] in 2004. The bill provides for additional intelligence oversight and sets out an ambitious screening program for shipping cargo coming into the US. HR 1 [Pelosi backgrounder] passed with bipartisan support by a vote of 299-128 [roll call], though several Congressional Republicans assailed the bill's passage as a Democratic effort to appear tough on terrorism without considering the financial implications.
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