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Friday, July 22, 2005

Friday Final

President Bush has been pushing the reauthorization (parts of it were due to expire) of the USA PATRIOT Act, a bill which tramples all over civil liberties in this country, with the support of far too many members of Congress. You should know how the House members from Maryland voted:

Cummings, Van Hollen, even Wynn and Republican Bartlett voted against this bill that goes too far in a misguided weakening of our rights.

Gilchrest, Cardin, Ruppersberger and Hoyer voted to continue these laws. Hmmm.