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Nathan White

Early Bipartisan Support for Privileged Resolution to End War in Afghanistan

Kucinich Announces 12 New Co-sponsors


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.

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:
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); Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ); Eric Massa (D-NY); and Alan Grayson
A similar resolution regarding Pakistan will be introduced at a later date.

Dennis Kucinich is an American politician. A U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1997 to 2013, he was also a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States in 2004 and 2008.