A bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress today held a Capitol Hill news conference to announce the introduction of a binding congressional resolution calling on President Bush to begin withdrawing United States Armed Forces from Iraq on or before October 1, 2006.
The resolution is the first bipartisan legislation to set a start date for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.
The resolution is co-sponsored by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH), Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC), Congressman Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) and Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX).
"Today is the beginning of the end of the war in Iraq," Kucinich stated at today's press conference. "It is time to thank our troops and say come home."
"Our partnership reflects a shifting mood in Congress, caused by daily reports of more American's dead in a war with no end in sight," continued Kucinich. "Our bill says, enough. We require the commander in chief, our President, to produce a plan to bring the troops home, hand over responsibilities to the elected Iraqi government, and end our military engagements there."
The bill will be introduced later today in the House of Representatives and is expected to gain more co-sponsors over the next couple of days and weeks.
For a copy of the bill text contact Doug Gordon (202) 225-5871 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.