Council for a Livable World today applauded the House of Representatives for passing the Supplemental Appropriations bill mandating the redeployment of most American troops from Iraq by August 2008. The final vote was 218-212.
Council for a Livable World today called for House Democrats to vote â€œYeaâ€� on the Supplemental Appropriations bill scheduled to come up for a vote on Thursday.
Council for a Livable World applauded the Senate for holding an important vote today on the war in Iraq. The resolution offered by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) would have required President Bush to begin a troop withdrawal from Iraq within 120 days of adoption while establishing a goal of pulling all combat troops out by March 31, 2008.
Council for a Livable World condemned the Senateâ€™s refusal today to hold a substantive debate on President Bushâ€™s effort to escalate U.S. troop levels in Iraq. The Senate voted 56-34 Saturday on a motion to invoke cloture on S. 574, which is identical to the resolution just passed in the House and expresses support for U.S. troops while criticizing President Bushâ€™s proposal to commit an additional 21,500 combat soldiers to Iraq. The final vote fell 4 short of the 60 votes needed to invoke cloture and move past ongoing procedural obstructionism by Senate Republicans.
Today the House of Representatives passed a resolution opposing President Bushâ€™s escalation of the war in Iraq while vowing to â€œcontinue to support and protect the members of the United States Armed Forces.â€� The final roll call was 246 â€“ 182 with 17 Republicans breaking ranks to vote in favor and only two Democrats registering opposition.