House Republicans will call for a vote on the pullout on Iraq this evening after a call from hawkish Democrat Jack Murtha (D-PA) for the U.S. to immediately begin removing troops from Iraq, RAW STORY has learned.
Unlike the resolution Murtha proposed, which called for the removal of troops to begin immediately, the Republican resolution calls for all troops to be pulled out at once. Democrats say this dramatically changes the nature of Murtha's original proposal.
The following email went out earlier from the office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to members of her caucus. Democrats have now received a copy of the GOP resolution.
The House will reconvene shortly. The Tax Reconciliation Act HAS BEEN PULLED, however, the Republican Leadership is bringing to the floor THEIR VERSION of Mr. Murtha's Iraq Resolution H.J.Res 73. Under the procedure, the following debate and votes will occur:
One hour of debate on the Martial Law Rule as amended to make in order a version of the H.J.Res.73 - Murtha Resolution, which we have NOT SEEN, followed by a vote.
VOTE ON MARTIAL LAW RULE
One hour of debate on the Rule to consider THEIR VERSION of the Murtha Resolution.
VOTE ON THE RULE
One hour of debate on THEIR VERSION of the Murtha Resolution
VOTE ON THE RESOLUTION