Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Senate Bans the Use of Waterboarding in the CIA

The Senate voted to ban coercive interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, by the CIA today. The provision is part of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (H.R.2082). The measure passed on a 51 to 45 vote. View the Senate Roll Call Vote. The House approved the bill in December. View the House Roll Call Vote. President Bush is expected to veto the bill.

Check out "Senate Votes to Prohibit CIA From Using Waterboarding" by the Washington Post, "Congress votes to outlaw CIA waterboarding" by Reuters, and "Senate Votes to Ban Waterboarding" by Fox News.

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