Senate shelves Iraq U.S. troop withdrawal bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A liberal Democrat’s attempt to impose quick U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq collapsed in the U.S. Senate, as expected, but leaders on Thursday insisted they will retool legislation and force votes in coming months.
The Senate spent much of this week debating a plan by Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin to begin withdrawing most American troops from Iraq by July.
His effort, like one last December, faced deep opposition in the chamber, where members have repeatedly blocked steps to impose timetables for winding down a war that is entering its sixth year.
Senate leaders pulled the bill from debate when it was obvious there was not support for passage.
“We’ll be back. There are a number of things we’re considering,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, told reporters in acknowledging Feingold’s measure was doomed.
Just what have the Democrats done since they took over in Congress? I mean seriously, what legislation has been passed that has been meaningful or not self destructive? For real, someone post a list Harry and Nancy’s legislative accomplishments since they took over, I sure cant find any..