House Bill to condemn Goldstone Report
Today there will be a vote for H.R. Res. 867, by Rep. Ros-Lehtinen – Foreign Affairs, which calls on the President and the Secretary of State to unequivocally disregard any endorsement of the Goldstone report, “Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict,” due to it’s inherent flaws. WSJ opinion writer , John Bolton, supports the bill when casting blame for the reported flaws on the “report’s underlying mandate and its stridently anti-Israel tilt on America’s earlier absence from the HRC when the investigation was authorized and launched.”
Also this week, H.R. 2868, Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009 , will be voted on. This bill will amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to extend, modify, and recodify the authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security to enhance security and protect against acts of terrorism against chemical facilities, and for other purposes. H.R. 2868 was introduced by Rep. Thompson (MS) – Homeland Security.
Read more about this week’s house legislative business here.