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Dem Leaders Feared Loss on GOP Proposal to Prevent Congress From Cutting Off Funding For America's Troops in Harm's Way

February 12, 2007

Less than one week after promising Republicans the ability to offer an alternative during the Iraq debate, Democrats reversed course and refused to allow the House to vote on a Republican measure that would prohibit Congress from cutting off funds to the troops while they’re in harm’s way. Read More

Action Alert: Republicans to Demand Vote on HR 511, Bill Protecting Funding For American Troops

February 12, 2007

This morning, House Republicans will use a parliamentary procedure to force a vote on whether the GOP can offer the proposal by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) to prohibit Congress from cutting off funding for American troops in harm’s way. If allowed, Republicans will offer an amendment by Rep. Johnson that reads, in part: Read More

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

February 12, 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

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

February 12, 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

Video: Boehner Challenges Dems on Their "First Step" Toward Cutting Off Funding For America's Troops

February 12, 2007

On NBC’s Meet the Press this weekend, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) challenged House Democrats on their “first step” toward cutting off funding for America’s troops in harm’s way. Click here to watch the video. READ MORE: Read More