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  •  I don't care if it's a good bill or a bad bill (14+ / 0-)

    I'm sick and tired of this secret hold sh*t

    Anonymous Senator Blocks Bill Allowing FBI to Respond Quickly to Mass Killing Incidents

    For reasons unknown, a U.S. senator has secretly blocked legislation that would authorize federal law enforcement agents to immediately respond to shootings, such as last week’s in Newtown, Connecticut.

    The Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act was first introduced last year by supporters who contend federal law does not allow the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or other U.S. agencies to quickly provide help whenever a mass killing is taking place.

     But the proposed legislation is currently bottled up in the Senate, after a senator used the upper chamber’s rules to place a “hold” on it. The same rules allow the senator to keep his or her identity from being revealed.

    “Social Security has nothing to do with balancing a budget or erasing or lowering the deficit.” -- Ronald Reagan, 1984 debate with Walter Mondale

    by RJDixon74135 on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:45:27 PM PST

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