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Bush Threatens to Veto Any Surveillance Bills Without Telecom Immunity

President Bush said Wednesday that he will not sign a new eavesdropping bill if it does not grant retroactive immunity to U.S. telecommunications companies that helped conduct electronic surveillance without court orders. A proposed bill unveiled by Democrats on Tuesday does not include such a provision. Bush, appearing on the South Lawn as that measure was taken up in two House committees, said the measure is unacceptable for that and other reasons.

Bush Threatens Veto of Eavesdropping Bill, Associated Press, October 10, 2007.