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12/07/2004

 

Jim Sensenbrenner says…


Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin) was one of the powerful Republicans who objected to the 9-11 Commission Bill on which a compromise was recently reached. The compromise did not address his concerns about uniform federal standards for drivers' licenses, and he commented on the compromise, with some semblance of dejection:
"I think the compromise is incomplete," Sensenbrenner said. "But they do have the signatures to bring the bill to the floor, and it will pass.

"I think this is a no-brainer issue. But I lay blame for the fact that this isn't in the bill specifically on Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, who are bound not to have meaningful license reform in this bill."
For her part, Collins says this should be addressed in an immigration reform bill.

It is estimated that the 9-11 Commission Bill will pass on Wednesday, leaving everyone feeling good and emotionally sated. They'll pat each other on their sundry backs, lauding a job well done, and Kean and Hamilton will deem it necessary to continue their work on behalf of… etc.

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