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February 27, 2007

House Activity Summary: Iraq Resolution

House Proposal Keeps It Simple, Unlike Senate's War Policy Resolution
Resolutions pending in both chambers would take issue with President Bush’s decision to send more troops to Iraq. But the resolutions have little else in common, except statements of support for the armed forces. The Senate resolution offers nearly 1,600 words of war policy recommendations, emphasizing the responsibilities of the Iraqis for their own security. The authors of the House resolution used fewer than 100 words to deliver a simple message: support for troops, disapproval of Bush’s policy.

Iraq Debate Kicks Off Long-Term Dem Offensive
Beginning Tuesday, all 435 members of the House will have five minutes to address the resolution on Iraq. Officials in both parties know the debate is just the start of an effort by emboldened Democrats to influence the course of the war.

A Few House Republicans Make Case for Supporting Democrats' Iraq Measure
Republicans who oppose the president’s Iraq policy have started taking to the House floor to publicly denounce sending more than 20,000 additional combat troops to that country, underscoring divisions within the GOP.

House GOP Dissenters Back Democratic Resolution on Iraq
Republicans who oppose the president’s Iraq policy took to the House floor today to denounce sending more than 20,000 combat troops to that country, underscoring divisions within the GOP on a Democratic-written resolution expressing congressional disapproval of the plan.

H.Con.Res. 63 - Iraq War Policy resolution
Passed 246-182 (17 R - Yea; 2 D - Nay; 6 Absent)

House Rebukes Bush on Iraq
Capping four days of passionate, often angry debate, the House yesterday delivered President Bush its first rebuke since the Iraq war was launched nearly four years ago, voting 246 to 182 to oppose the administration's planned deployment of 21,500 additional combat troops to Iraq.

GOP Looks Beyond War Measure to Fight on Funding
With Republicans speaking out against President Bush's war policy on the House floor yesterday, GOP leaders and the White House conceded defeat on a resolution opposing sending additional U.S. troops to Iraq and began looking toward the coming battle over the war's funding.

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