Indo-US nuclear Bill hits procedural roadblock

A legislation to implement the historic Indo-US civilian nuclear deal appeared to have hit a roadblock when Conferees of the House of Representatives and Senate failed to file a final report with Rules Committee prior to the consideration of the House.

At one time yesterday, there was the thinking that the Conferees’ committee had agreed on the final version of the legislation that had to clear both the House and the Senate before the Congress adjourns this week for the year to meet in January.

One version doing the rounds is that the legislation has become a victim of lame duck politics in the sense that lawmakers are eager to tag legislations that have nothing to do with India or the terms and outlines of what the Conferees have already arriv ed at.

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