For the Record
Here's how some major bills fared recently in Congress and how local congressional members voted, as provided by Thomas Voting Reports. NV means Not Voting.
2008 INTELLIGENCE BUDGET
For: 222/Against: 199
The House approved the conference report on an estimated $48 billion fiscal 2008 budget (HR 2082) for the 16 U.S. intelligence agencies. The bill requires civilian as well as military interrogators to obey the Army Field Manual's ban on torture of prisoners and the United States to adhere to the Geneva Conventions when handling prisoners of war. The bill orders a National Intelligence Estimate on the effect of climate change on U.S. security.
A yes vote was to pass the bill.