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'John Doe' Protection To Get Floor Vote
By Audrey Hudson
A late-night agreement yesterday guaranteed that so-called "John Doe" protection — to prevent airline passengers from being sued for reporting suspicious behavior — will get a floor vote in the House and Senate.
"This is a huge win — a hard-fought victory for House Republicans and, more importantly, for the American people," said Peter T. King, New York Republican and ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee.
The provision survived a contentious congressional process before a House-Senate conference committee agreed just before midnight yesterday to include the measure in the final draft of the September 11 Commission bill.
The move ensures the provision cannot be amended on the floor. It is expected to come to a vote in both houses of Congress before the August recess.