That Answers That Question

Legislation often gets odd names and acronyms. Sometimes (usually when authored by Republicans) they don’t really mean anything and are just branding. Sometimes they have meaning. I’ve been writing a fair bit about the House RESTORE Act, but never explaining what the full name is. Reading John Deeth’s post on the FISA fight in the House and Blue Dog Leonard Boswell, he actually spells it out: Responsible Electronic Surveillance That is Overseen, Reviewed, and Effective.

I think the job of making acronyms that work for legislation is probably a step above the job of naming military missions (Operation Iraqi Liberation, anyone?).

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