CJS Appropriations Update

CJS Appropriations Update

Latest word from Congress Daily (subscription required) on the status of the Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill (H.R 2847).

“Meanwhile, House Majority Leader Hoyer said he expects the House will reject an expected GOP motion to recommit that would put language in the FY10 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations conference report prohibiting the transfer or release of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, into the United States, including for prosecution.

“Hoyer cited as precedent the FY10 Homeland Security conference report, which the House approved last month after rejecting a similar motion, 224-193. The vote came after the House initially approved, 258-163, a similar nonbinding Republican motion to instruct conferees.

“Hoyer said that Democratic leaders are deciding when to name C-J-S conferees. Republicans have charged that Democrats are delaying naming conferees to protect their members from taking difficult votes.”

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