Real Security Act of 2006

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The Real Security Act of 2006 (S. 3875) was introduced September 7, 2006, in the U.S. Senate by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and was co-sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). On September 8, 2006, the bill was read for the second time and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders, Calendar Number 598. [1]

On September 13, 2006, the legislation "was killed by an almost straight party-line vote in the Senate," Bob Geiger wrote. "The legislation, all 528 pages of it, offered, as its amendment purpose stated, 'to provide real national security, restore United States leadership, and implement tough and smart policies to win the war on terror.' ... That's 528 pages of detailed description of the Democratic plan to secure our domestic infrastructure, end the war in Iraq and bring our military men and women home to their families.

"But, just yesterday," Geiger wrote, "in saying that Democrats have never told anyone what their plan is, [White House spokesman] Tony Snow lied yet again. This is not subject to partisan interpretation -- it is a lie."

The Act

The Act is organized into five divisions as follows: [2]

  • Implementation of 9/11 Commission recommendations
  • Combatting terrorism
  • Intelligence authorizations
  • Transportation security
  • A new direction in Iraq

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