FISA Update: Cloture Invoked

By a 80-15 vote, the Senate this evening voted to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 6304, the FISA Amendments Act. The threatened filibuster, or at least uproar, turned into a several speeches critical of the legislation.  AP story here.

The 15 opponents were all Democrats. Absent were McCain, Byrd, Kennedy, Clinton, Obama. Sen. Obama commented on the bill in a question period with the media. Not much in the way of trying to remove the telecom immunity.


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