First, the punters said the US House International Relations Committee would not actually put a draft bill to the full house that withheld dues. Then, after they did, the punters said the House of Representatives would see sense, and not pass the bill, or that the Congressional Task Force, lead by influential ex-congressmen Mitchell and Gingrich, would at least be able to cause the House of Reps to pause. Today, Friday, the House voted 221-184 to pass the bill. Now, all eyes turn to the Senate, which must pass the same legislation in order to turn it over to President Bush to sign into law or to veto. The punters still say the bill will never become law.