TITLE

Despite Bush opposition, House easily passes 'Blackwater bill'

AUTHOR(S)
Soraghan, Mike
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Hill;10/5/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 117, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the enactment of the Blackwater bill by the House of Representatives despite the opposition of U.S. President George W. Bush to the legislation. The passage of the legislation is the second time that the Republicans has voted with the Democrats on Iraq-related issues. The bill is expected to make contractors in Iraq subject to U.S. military law, due to the reports of Blackwater USA's involvement in a shooting that left 14 Iraqi civilians dead and 18 injured.
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26996386

 

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