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House Complies In Response to White House Threat to Veto Restrictions to Patriot Act

Statements of Administration Policy (July 7, 2004) H.R. 4754, Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, FY 2005 [Link, 3 pages, PDF]

  • “If legislation were presented to the President that includes any provision that forces the courts to allow notice to criminal suspects before a search warrant is executed, the President’s senior advisors would recommend that the President veto the bill. If any other amendment that would weaken the USA ATRIOT Act were adopted and presented to the President for his signature, the President’s senior advisors would recommend a veto.”
  • [Secrecy News]

  • And in the news today, House Refuses to Curb Patriot Act, and this press release from Vermont Rep. Bernie Sanders on his failed effort today to “restore protections to library and bookstore patrons’ records which have been undermined by Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act.”
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