Democrats to renew pressure to withdraw troops from Iraq
Reuters – July 2, 2007
Democratic leaders vowed Friday to keep up the pressure on President Bush to end the Iraq war with more votes next month on withdrawing U.S. troops.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would seek a vote on legislation instructing the Pentagon to begin pulling out U.S. troops within 120 days, similar to a provision Bush vetoed in the first version of a war spending bill Congress sent to him in May.
A comparable provision also is expected to come to the floor of the Senate in July. So far this year, Senate Democrats have been unable to get the 60 votes needed to overcome procedural hurdles to proposals to start a pullout from Iraq.