House easily approves suspension bills

The House Monday night quickly approved three suspension bills debated earlier in the day:

H.R. 2076, the Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act, allows the attorney general and FBI to assist states in the investigation of violent crimes, and lets the AG pay rewards up to $3 million in these cases (the current maximum is $2 million). It passed 358-9.

H.R. 2633, the Appeal Time Clarification Act, clarifies the time limits for appeals in civil cases in which federal employees are parties. The bill passed 384-0.

H.R. 1059 is aimed at protecting the safety of judges by allowing certain information to be redacted from judges' financial disclosure reports, and passed 384-0.