Paul (ace_combs) wrote,

90-3 No Candidate Votes Against War Funding

source --

US Senate Passes Iraq Funds Bill
"The US Senate has authorized more spending for the Iraq war, without tying the bill to a timetable for troop withdrawal - a key Democratic demand. In a 90-3 vote, it approved a further $189bn (£94bn) for the campaigns in Iraq and also in Afghanistan. Democrats, who have a 51-49 majority in the Senate, accepted the measure after failing to impose the timetable demand. The bill had passed in the House of Representatives. President Bush is now expected to sign it into law. Republicans expressed their satisfaction with the Senate vote. 'I was pleased to policy changes to the Petraeus plan,' said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell."

source --

Measure Number: H.R. 1585 (National Defense Authorization Fiscal Year 2008)
Measure Title: To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.

Vote Counts:
YEAs -- 90
NAYs -- 3
Not Voting -- 7

Biden (D-DE), Not Voting
Boxer (D-CA), Not Voting
Clinton (D-NY), Not Voting
Dodd (D-CT), Not Voting
Inouye (D-HI), Not Voting
McCain (R-AZ), Not Voting
Obama (D-IL), Not Voting

Byrd (D-WV), Nay
Feingold (D-WI), Nay
Sanders (I-VT), Nay

January 7, 2007: "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said newly empowered Democrats will not give President Bush a blank check to wage war in Iraq,"
December 14, 2007: OH WELL!!!
Tags: 2008, biden, clinton, dodd, iraq war funding, obama, presidential candidates, senate, vote
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment