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UPDATE: April 8, 2010 (PDF)
Requesting a "flexible timetable"
TO: President Obama
FROM: McGovern, Jones, Feingold


December 2, 2009 (PDF)
Requesting the President not to escalate.
TO: President Obama
FROM: McGovern, Jones, Feingold

September 25, 2009 (PDF)
Requesting the President not to escalate.
TO: President Obama
FROM: 57 Congress members, 7 of them Republicans

Related news story.

December 18, 2009
Asking for a vote on escalation [which they now have in the coming $33b supplemental for the escalation]
TO: Nancy Pelosi
FROM: Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Congressman James P. McGovern
Congressman Walter B. Jones
Congresswoman Lynn C. Woolsey
Congressman Eric J. J. Massa
Congressman Fortney Pete Stark
Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva
Congressman Bob Filner
Congressman Keith Ellison
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin
Congressman Jerrold Nadler
Congressman José E. Serrano
Congressman Michael M. Honda
Congressman James P. Moran
Congressman Michael E. Capuano
Congresswoman Janice D. Schakowsky
Congressman Barney Frank
Congressman Peter A. DeFazio

McGovern asking for a vote on escalation, ABC News, December 2, 2009.

November 17, 2009
Requesting a meeting to discuss Afghanistan [A meeting they've now had]
To President Obama
From Lee and Woosley and Congressmen Grijalva, Honda and McGovern

December 2009
OpED by Senator Arlen Specter
Opposing escalation

pelosi opposed to escalation

grijalva saying he'll whip against it

barbara lee not whipping

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