Interrogation and detention bill passes in House

Democratic representatives voted overwhelmingly against it. Now what will senators do?

Published September 27, 2006 10:09PM (EDT)

The House voted today to pass President Bush's interrogation and detention bill. The roll-call vote is here. Democrats voted against the bill by a vote of 160-34. Republicans voted in favor of the bill by a vote of 219-7. Of the 34 Democrats voting in favor of the bill, two are currently in close races for the Senate: Reps. Harold Ford of Tennessee and Sherwood Brown of Ohio. House Democrats acquitted themselves reasonably well on this issue. Several House members gave very stirring and passionate speeches about defending core American values. It remains to been seen whether Democratic opposition to the bill in the Senate will be anywhere near as overwhelming.

By Glenn Greenwald

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