[JURIST] Following up on a story reported earlier this afternoon in JURIST's Paper Chase, an apparent bipartisan deal to pass intelligence reform legislation based on recommendations of the 9/11 Commission collapsed on the House floor at the last minute late Saturday as Republicans blocked its passage, prompting sharp criticism from Democrats who thought they had an agreement. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay insisted, however, that Representatives Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., the GOP chairman of the House intelligence and judiciary committees, had not agreed to a compromise reached earlier Saturday. The collapse of the deal most likely means that the current legislation will die and Congress will have to take up the matter again when a new House and Senate take office in January. AP has more.
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