In between stuffing a bloated Wall Street Bailout bill full of pork and slush funds, the Senate found time to get done one bit of important business:
The agreement offers India, which has not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty and conducted nuclear weapons tests in 1974 and 1998, access to U.S. civilian nuclear technology. In return, India has agreed to open its non-military nuclear sites to inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Supporters say the accord would seal a strategic partnership with the world’s largest democracy and growing economic power.
This one’s been a long time coming. Good to see it finally come to a vote.