Pelosi: 'This Legislation Respects the Wishes of the American People to End the Iraq War'
Washington, D.C. - In an enrollment ceremony, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid joined in signing the Iraq Supplemental bill to be delivered to the White House today. Below are her opening remarks:
'Good afternoon. Welcome back to the House side, Mr. Leader.
'Mindful of our responsibility to the Constitution and to the American people, I'm pleased to join in signing this Iraq legislation, which is so important to our national security. For the strong commitment to support our troops and to fill our promises to our veterans, this legislation honors the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform with benchmarks that hold the Iraqi government accountable. This legislation respects the wishes of the American people to end the Iraq war.
'I'm pleased to sign this legislation, which passed both Houses of Congress, with bipartisan support. I urge the President to sign the global war on terror supplemental, so that we can focus on fighting terrorism.'