Sunday, March 18, 2007

WA Senators vote for Troops Home


Iraq troop withdrawal: By a vote of 48-50, the Senate on Thursday defeated a binding measure (SJ Res 9) to start U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq within four months of enactment. The measure, which needed 60 votes for approval, suggested March 31, 2008, as the date for completing the pullout while leaving a residual force to protect American interests, train Iraqi forces and pursue terrorists.

A yes vote backed the resolution.

Voting yes: Maria Cantwell, D; Patty Murray, D.

(Seattle Times)

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