Obama to sign the border security bill today
August 13, 2010
Obama, in a statement, welcomed the passage of the bill after the US Senate came back from its summer recess for a rare special session yesterday morning to approve it by a voice vote. Only two senators attended the short session: Democrats Ben Cardin and Charles Schumer.
Under Senate rules, only two members must be present if legislation is unanimously agreed to by all others. The House of Representatives had passed the bill early this week.