May 24, 2007 - MARKEY WILL OPPOSE IRAQ FUNDS WITHOUT TROOP WITHDRAWAL DATE

President Bush’s Veto Forces Vote Without Timelines for Troop Withdrawal, But House Leaders Plan to Keep Fighting to Change Course in Iraq


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), released the following statement about the supplemental appropriations bill for the war in Iraq:

Rep. Markey said, “I am tremendously disappointed that the President, in the face of the utter collapse of his policies in Iraq, refuses to change course. I supported the first supplemental bill we passed this year because it contained language to bring an end to this disastrous war. When the president vetoed that bill, he signaled his continued rejection of the reality on the ground in Iraq, where our brave soldiers are confronted with a raging civil war that has only intensified over that past four years. The supplemental that we will vote on today does not require the troops to come home, and because of that I will oppose it. However, the days of blank checks for Iraq are over - we remain determined to end this war.”

The full text of Congressman Markey's prepared remarks can be found here 



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May 24, 2007

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