Bush signs Patriot Act extension, defense bill

President &to=http://english.pravda.ru/mailbox/22/101/399/16628_Bush.html' target=_blank>George W. Bush, unhappy with Congress for not permanently extending the Patriot Act, on Friday signed a bill that renews the anti-terrorism law for a few weeks and pushes lawmakers to take up the debate over its measures.

Bush signed about a dozen other bills, including a defense measure that funnels extra money to Iraq, Afghanistan and the hurricane-damaged coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

Bush is spending the week between Christmas and New Year's Day at his Texas ranch. He plans to return to Washington on Sunday.

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