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Tuesday, July 23, 2002
Operation TIPS will be no more than a proposial if House Majority Leader Dick Armey gets his way, according to this report by Ellen Sorokin in The Washington Times.
"The Justice Department is forging ahead with establishing a network of domestic tipsters -- despite being dealt what may be a deathly blow to the plan: House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, inserted last week a ban on the program in the bill to form a new Homeland Security Department," writes Karen Branch-Brioso of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article appearing yesterday.
Also, we don't know what the Senate will do and what compromises the House will be willing to make, although perhaps the incentive for inclusion of the program will not be great since public support for Operation TIPS is not great according to this story by Isaac Baker of Newsday.