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    :: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 ::

    Congress close to killing controversial Byrd amendment on softwood lumber - CBC News
    U.S. legislators were on the verge Monday of dumping a contentious law that allows American companies to profit from penalties on imports like Canadian softwood lumber.

    The U.S. House of Representatives, with strong backing from the White House, voted 212-206 to repeal the so-called Byrd amendment as part of a sweeping budget-cutting bill.
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    Comments:
    Well it's a start...

    Some companies have drawn money from this, others may before officially being repealed in 2007.

    Cheers
    Xgrader
     
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