Now Just Awaiting a Signature, House Too Approves Patriot Act


The approval in the House of Representatives by a vote of 280-138 (just two more than needed under special rules that required a two-thirds majority) sent the bill to President Bush for his signature. The Senate last week voted 89-10 to approve the compromise package, which covers 16 provisions in the act that are set to expire on March 10. Story from CNN and the AP .