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Dems' Resolution the "First Step," Next Step is to "Choke Off" Support For American Troops in Harm's Way

February 14, 2007

This week, Democrats have come to the House floor, one after another, and referred to their non-binding resolution as a “first step” in the effort to cut off funding for American troops in harm’s way. The next step, we now know, will come in the weeks ahead as Democrats take action to deny our troops the resources needed to succeed in the Global War on Terror. Read More

Boehner: "Democrats Have No Plan For Success in Iraq"

February 14, 2007

House Democrats have taken many positions on the Global War on Terror but have never advanced a real plan for victory. A brief look at the Democrats’ positions on the war in Iraq illustrates this very fact, reinforcing the point Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) has made numerous times: “Democrats have no plan for success in Iraq.” Before the new strategy for success was announced in January, Democrats – as recently as December – said the troops needed reinforcements: Read More

Boehner: "Democrats Have No Plan For Success in Iraq"

February 13, 2007

House Democrats have taken many positions on the Global War on Terror but have never advanced a real plan for victory. A brief look at the Democrats’ positions on the war in Iraq illustrates this very fact, reinforcing the point Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) has made numerous times: “Democrats have no plan for success in Iraq.”Before the new strategy for success was announced in January, Democrats – as recently as December – said the troops needed reinforcements: Read More

Johnson Calls Dem Resolution "The First Step For Them to Cut Funding For Our Troops in Harm's Way"

February 13, 2007

At a press conference this morning, Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) joined House GOP Leaders in voicing opposition to the non-binding resolution by Democrats that fails to protect funding for American troops in harm’s way. Rep. Johnson is a veteran of the Vietnam War who 34 years ago today enjoyed his first full day of freedom after seven years in Vietnamese prisoner of war (POW) camp. Earlier today, House Republicans attempted to force a House vote on H.R. Read More

Democrats Vote "No" on Republican Effort to Protect U.S. Troops Against Funding Cuts

February 13, 2007

House Democrats this morning kicked off an historic debate on the future course of the Global War on Terror by voting en masse against a GOP effort to bar Congress from cutting off funding for American troops in harm’s way, endorsing plans by House Democratic leaders to begin cutting off funding for the war effort in the coming weeks. Read More

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