Sooner or Later Dems Will Defund Iraq War
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 1
From: Speaker Pelosi <
Subject: House Call - Oversight and Accountability
Oversight and Accountability
Over the last four years, the Republican Congress failed to conduct oversight on the Iraq war and failed to hold the Administration accountable for the conduct of the war. In contrast to this dismal record, the new Democratic-led Congress has held 52 hearings on Iraq in the last five weeks, exercising vigorous oversight and demanding accountability from the Administration on the Iraq war.
Next week, the House will take up a resolution on the war in Iraq. All voices will be heard as we debate this critical issue. Our Democratic resolution will commend our brave men and women in uniform for their courageous work in Iraq and Afghanistan and will express our strong disapproval of the President's proposal for an escalation of troops in Iraq. This is the first step in many we will take for a new direction in Iraq. Democrats are committed to holding the President accountable on the Iraq war and will not give the President a blank check on Iraq.