For Immediate Release

Early Bipartisan Support for Privileged Resolution to End War in Afghanistan

Kucinich Announces 12 New Co-sponsors

WASHINGTON - 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.
###

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do.

Share This Article

More in: