FISA: Yeah, Looks Like Movement in the House

By March 2, 2008Briefly Legal, Communications

House Intelligence Chairman Sylvestre Reyes (D-TX) signaled movement on immunity for telecom companies. From the AP:

“We are talking to the representatives from the communications companies because if we’re going to give them blanket immunity, we want to know and we want to understand what it is that we’re giving immunity for,” he said. “I have an open mind about that.”

Regarding a compromise deal, Reyes said: “We think we’re very close, probably within the next week we’ll be able to hopefully bring it to a vote.”

Rep. Roy Blunt, the second-ranking Republican in the House, said Sunday he was not “quite that optimistic yet.”

The Reuters story strikes a slightly more sceptical point of editorial view.

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