Tuesday, February 06, 2007

'McNerney pushes for change on Iraq'

Title: To require United States military disengagement from Iraq, to provide United States assistance for reconstruction and reconciliation in Iraq, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] (introduced 1/17/2007) Cosponsors (33) Latest Major Action: 1/17/2007 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Veterans' Affairs, Rules, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned." (source)

Tracy Press: McNerney pushes for change on Iraq

"The proposed law would pull American troops stationed in Iraq out of the Middle East within six months, and it would withdraw defense contractors working for the U.S. from Iraq over the same period.

It would cap at 500 the number of government workers assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, ban long-term U.S. military installations and spend $500 million to tear down American fortresses there.

The law would compensate Iraqi civilians killed, injured or financially harmed by the U.S. military since the war began nearly four years ago withup to $10,000 apiece.

And it would earmark $3.5 billion to rebuild the country, its professional workforce, its cultural heritage and its health care system." (source)


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