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Early Bipartisan Support for Privileged Resolution to End War in Afghanistan
Kucinich Announces 12 New Co-sponsors
WASHINGTON - December 15 - Congressman Kucinich (D-OH) today announced a quick bipartisan response to his call to introduce a privileged resolution to end the war in Afghanistan. The proposed legislation already has 12 cosponsors. The privileged resolution will require debate in the House of Representatives within 15 calendar days of its introduction.
“At a time when 15 million people are unemployed we cannot continue spending hundreds of billions of dollars on disastrous wars. My resolution will force a debate and vote on the war in Afghanistan. Congress must reassert its constitutional authority to start and end wars,” said Kucinich.
“It is important that we debate the constitutionality of this question,” added Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC).
Kucinich announced the following cosponsors:
Representatives John Conyers, Jr.; (D-MI); Ron E. Paul (R-TX); Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD); Bob Filner (D-CA); Walter Jones, Jr. (R-NC); Lynn Woolsey (D-CA); Edward Whitfield (R-KY); Michael Capuano (D-MA); Timothy V. Johnson (R-IL); Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ); Eric Massa (D-NY); and Alan Grayson (D-FL).
A similar resolution regarding Pakistan will be introduced at a later date.