BY JIM SULLINGER AND DAVID KLEPPER
February 2, 2007
TOPEKA - A Wichita Democrat's resolution critical of President Bush's Iraq troop surge came up Thursday before a committee of the Kansas Senate.
Sitting in a wheelchair, former Army Spc. Tomas Young of Kansas City told a Senate panel that Bush needs to get the permission of Congress before deploying 21,000 more troops to Iraq. A resolution urging the president to do just that was introduced last month by Sen.
February 1, 2007 (click for video)
Thursday, members of a Senate panel heard from Thomas Young, a man who's life was forever changed when he was serving his country in Iraq.
The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee discussed a resolution that would state their opposition to the President's plan to send more U.S. troops to Iraq.
War veteran Thomas Young was wounded last April, after only four days in combat.
January 31, 2007
War resolution: Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, hopes the Legislature will send a message of opposition to President Bush's planned escalation in the war in Iraq. Coleman filed a resolution Wednesday that, if passed, would ask Congress to block funding for the war. "Our state alone has lost 279 brave men and women serving in our armed forces since the start of the war," Coleman said.
By BRAD CAIN
The Associated Press
January 31, 2007
SALEM, Ore. (AP) ”” Democrats in the Oregon House and Senate say they will push for a vote on a resolution opposing President Bush's escalation of the war in Iraq and urging the "prompt, safe return" of all U.S. troops.
Dubbed the "Oregon Homeward Bound Act of 2007," the nonbinding resolution urges Congress to resist Bush's troop buildup in Iraq and instead to bring home all U.S.
A handful of Democratic state lawmakers joined dozens of anti-war activists Saturday on the steps of the state Capitol to protest President Bush's plan to send more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq.
Escalation of the war is "a Hail Mary pass, not a real strategy," Sen.
A coalition of grassroots organizations is kicking off a new campaign to encourage state legislators to introduce and pass resolutions preventing President Bush’s escalation of the war in Iraq, RAW STORY has learned.
One leading Democratic senator believes that, more than symbolic, such legislative actions could have a major impact, as long as they act now.