US House votes to prohibit contractors from interrogating detainees Mike Rosen-Molina at 2:02 PM ET
[JURIST] The US House of Representatives Wednesday approved by voice vote a ban prohibiting the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] from allowing private contractors to interrogate detainees. The ban is part of a bill [HR 5959 materials] authorizing intelligence expenditures for the 2009 fiscal year. US President George W. Bush has threatened to veto the legislation, objecting to provisions that would require the administration to disclose certain national security information to Congress and to appoint an inspector general for each of the 16 US intelligence agencies. Reuters has more.
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