Subject: Re: [ Update on anti-terror bill: House about to vote on a *new* bill]
From: Seth Gordon <>
Date: 12 Oct 2001 18:07:39 -0000

   4. According to the speaker's office, the bill is the "base Senate text" of 
   the USA Act with five or six changes that Rep. Conyers had wanted. One of 
   those is that the wiretap sections expire in December 2004 -- unless the 
   president decides it is in the "national interest" to continue them, which 
   would expire them in December 2006.

December 2004.  Between the next Presidential election and the next
Presidential inauguration.  How conveeeeeenient.

"Ernie and Bert are not gay.  They're puppets.  They don't even have legs."
  --The Children's Television Workshop
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