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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 05:51 PM
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Feingold not happy that Iraq supplemental being written behind closed doors
Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold
In Opposition to Writing the Iraq Supplemental Behind Closed Doors

May 17, 2007

I share the desire of my colleagues to pass a supplemental spending bill as soon as possible but when it comes to such significant legislation, we need full debate and votes, not backroom agreements. Ramming a symbolic bill through the Senate so that the actual bill can be written by a handful of people behind closed doors is unacceptable. The first supplemental passed by Congress was a step forward, but I hope that whatever emerges from the upcoming conference will not be a step back.

Yesterday, we saw a significant shift in the Senates position on Iraq. With the majority of Senate Democrats now in favor of binding legislation to safely redeploy our troops, the pressure on the President is growing to end the misguided mission in Iraq.

http://feingold.senate.gov/~feingold/statements/07/05/2...


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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:03 PM
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1. Maybe it's just me, or just my perception of things...
but it seems like when the repukes did things behind closed doors, it was to prevent their opponents from finding out what they're doing, and when Dems do it, it's to keep their supporters from finding out.
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:07 PM
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2. Ya know I think you have a point there. nt
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Rydz777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:06 PM
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3. Sadly,your perception squares with reality. Our troops are
getting slaughtered by being placed in the middle of a civil war, and our Senators hide behind closed doors to play word games.
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