Sunday, April 5, 2009

Senate Passes Wicker Amendment

The United States Senate passes Wicker Amendment to Federal Budget. Senate Amendment 798, an amendment to the Budget bill, was offered by U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS). The purpose of the amendment is to ensure that law-abiding Amtrak passengers are allowed to securely transport firearms in their checked baggage. The measure prohibits funds from being appropriated to Amtrak unless firearms are allowed in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. The Seante passed this amendment on Thursday, April 2, by a vote of 63 -35.
Voting Yes: Klobuchar (D-MN), Feingold (D-WI) and Kohl (D-WI)