Despite Bush opposition, House easily passes 'Blackwater bill'

Soraghan, Mike
October 2007
Hill;10/5/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 117, p3
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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