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Congress Renews Morrison-Lautenberg Amendment

Posted by Christopher Coen on December 21, 2011

Both houses of Congress approved the renewal of The Morrison-Lautenberg Amendment last week. An article in the New Jersey Jewish News made the announcement:

Jewish organizations praised Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) for reauthorization of legislation that grants refugee status to religious minorities in Iran and to Jews in the former Soviet Union.

The “Lautenberg Amendment” — a small portion of the Omnibus Spending Bill — was approved by both houses of Congress last week.

President Barack Obama is expected to sign it into law before the holiday weekend… Read more here

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