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End the War in Iraq Act of 2005
By Sue Udry, UFPJ
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) today introduced H.R. 4232, the "End the War in Iraq Act of 2005"
Rep. McGovern's long-awaited bill cutting off funding for the war was introduced today!
The bill would allow Defense Dept. funds to be used only to provide for:
- The safe and orderly withdrawal of all troops;
- Consultations with other governments, NATO and the UN regarding international forces;
- Financial assistance and equipment to either Iraqi security forces and/or international forces.
In addition, the bill would not prohibit or restrict non-defense funding to carry out reconstruction in Iraq
The following members (all Democrats) are original co-sponsors:
Frank, Schakowsky, Serrano, Velezquez, Woolsey, J. Lewis, D. Payne, Waters, Stark, C. Kilpatrick, Kucinich, B. Lee
In a conference call today with Peace Action, Rep.McGovern commended the work of all peace activists, saying that Iraq is only being debated because of our work. He noted "courage and intelligence is not a prerequisite for serving in Congress" and called on us to keep up the great work.