Senator Carl Levin:
“But… It was his administration that insisted that the language be included in the bill”.
The U.S. Senate approved the final bill today by a vote of 86-13 and it goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. The House approved the measure yesterday by a vote of 283-136.
For the Vote Breakdown of Senate Vote Final: Gov Track House vote below the video
Rand Paul and Judge Napolitano discuss the ramifications of the bill
UPDATE, December 15, 2011 HR 1540 passes House. For the controversial inclusions of the bill including American detention without due process, See earlier post: Storing more than seven days of food makes you a suspected terrorist
The National Defense Authorization Act and its controversial provisions regarding detention of terror suspects passed the House of Representatives Wednesday night, 283-136.
The measure split Democrats right down the middle, with 93 voting in favor and 93 against legislation that President Barack Obama tactily endorsed earlier in the day by retreating from a veto threat. Though the bill passed handily just before 7:00 PM, there was a surprising amount of opposition from Tea Party faithful and other conservative GOP members, 43 of whom opposed the legislation. A full roll call is posted. Source:
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