Tuesday, February 13, 2007

House Resolution on Iraq

The House of Representatives will start debate on a resolution on Iraq today. H.Con. Res.63 is a short resolution, it simply states:

"Disapproving of the decision of the President announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That--
(1) Congress and the American people will continue to support and protect the members of the United States Armed Forces who are serving or who have served bravely and honorably in Iraq; and
(2) Congress disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq."

Debate on this resolution will run for the next three days, allowing every member of the House a chance to speak.

Want more information on this resolution? Check out the Washington Post's "House to take up resolution on Iraq."

Want more information on the legislative process? Check out the library's subject guide on legislation.

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