The House of Representatives Friday approved a GOP-designed bill implementing the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission on national security and counterterrorism. The House approved the bill by a vote of 282-134. Read the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act [PDF]. The legislation gives law enforcement new authority to fight terrorism and illegal immigration, and would create a national intelligence director and a new counterterrorism center.
It is, however, different in key and controversial respects from analagous Senate legislation passed Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says he expects the Senate to review the House bill in the third week of October. AP has more.