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Speaker Pelosi: Support Our Troops, No Escalation

February 16, 2007

Watch Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the resolution expressing support for our troops and disapproving of the President's escalation plan in Iraq, which has just passed the House, 246-182: The speech concludes: “We have the six elements that we talked about: change of mission, redeployment of troops, building of political consensus, engaging in diplomacy, reform of […]

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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker:Escalation is "Tip of the Iceberg"

February 16, 2007

On Wednesday, amidst reports that thousands of Army humvees to be used in the escalation lack vital armor upgrades, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Leader Harry Reid sent a letter to President Bush urging him to take the necessary steps to ensure that the tens of thousands of soldiers being sent to escalate the war […]

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New Members on Iraq Resolution

February 16, 2007

Rep. Hall (D-NY) Rep. Hodes (D-NH)   Rep. Altmire (D-PA) Rep. Ellison (D-MN) Rep. Sires (D-NJ) Rep. Kagan (D-WI) Rep. Arcuri (D-NY) Rep. Sutton (D-OH)     Rep. Ellsworth (D-IN) Rep. Boyda (D-KS)   Rep. Courtney (D-CT)

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House Democrats Introduce New Katrina Recovery Bill

February 15, 2007

Read the text of the bill (pdf) >> Leader Steny Hoyer and Whip James Clyburn join Gulf Coast Members. From Democratic Whip Clyburn’s office: Clyburn Announces Legislation to Speed Up Relief to Gulf Coast Bill Would Waive 25 Percent Local Funding Match Under Stafford Act and Forgive Community Disaster Loans WASHINGTON, DC–House Majority Whip James […]

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Speaker Pelosi on Iran

February 15, 2007

In an interview this afternoon, Speaker Pelosi reiterated her position on Presidential authority with regards to Iran. Pelosi: Bush Lacks Power to Invade Iran By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent – Thursday, February 15, 2007 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that President Bush lacks the authority to invade Iran without specific approval from Congress, […]

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House Democrats on the Iraq Resolution Today

February 15, 2007

Congress continues to debate H.Con.Res. 63 on the House floor today. As of this morning, 195 Members had spoken on the Iraq resolution during more than 23 hours of debate. Watch speeches from this morning: Whip Clyburn (D-SC)   Vice-Chair Larson (D-CT) Rep. Van Hollen (D-MD) Rep. DeLauro (D-CT)   Rep. Pascrell (D-NJ) Rep. Schakowsky […]

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Oversight Hearing on Iraq Reconstruction

February 15, 2007

The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is holding a hearing on Iraq Reconstruction at this moment, and the three top auditors overseeing work in Iraq will provide new information about the status of Iraq reconstruction projects and troop support contracts. The hearing will examine whether the findings of these auditors should affect Congress’ assessment […]

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Pelosi and Reid Demand Adequate Armor and Equipment for Troops in Iraq

February 14, 2007

"Washington, DC--Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi today sent the following letter to President Bush, urging him to take the necessary steps to ensure that the tens of thousands of soldiers being sent to escalate the war in Iraq have the armor and equipment needed to perform their mission and protect their lives. Unfortunately, reports suggest that the President is once again sending troops into Iraq without adequate supplies and support. Democrats, who join the overwhelming majority of Americans in opposing the President's escalation, believe the men and women serving bravely in Iraq should receive the equipment and support they need and deserve."

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Leader Hoyer, Chairman Obey, Chairman Skelton, Rep. Meehan on Supporting the Troops

February 14, 2007

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Armed Sevices Chairman Ike Skleton, Appropriations Chairman David Obey, and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Marty Meehan respond to Republican charges that the Democrats and Republicans supporting the bipartisan resolution do not truly support the troops. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer: Chairman Ike Skelton:

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