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U.S. House puts ‘Doomsday’ bill on fast track

Members of the House of Representatives approved legislation on Wednesday to quickly replace themselves if they are killed in a Sept. 11-type attack. The House voted 268-143 to retain the plan, which was attached to a spending bill likely to be sent to President Bush within several months. The measure, dubbed the “Doomsday” bill, requires special elections within 49 days if more than 100 of the House’s 435 members are killed. Currently it can take 75 days or more for some states to hold special elections to replace a member who dies in office. Full Story

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