Showdown on Iraq Vote

The U.S. Senate voted yesterday, largely on partisan lines, to approve a measure to grant $122 billion in funding to the troops in Iraq and a non-binding resolution to pull the troops out by March 31, 2008.
The measure passed 51-47 with only Republicans Chuck Hagel and Gordon Smith voting in favor of the resolution. Immediately following, President Bush summoned the House Republican caucus to the White House to reiterate his intention to veto any legislation that would limit his authority as Commander in Chief. If the GOP continues to side with the President, the House will be unable to muster the 2/3 majority necessary to muster an override.


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