Friday, May 25, 2007

War Funding

Hillary voted against the bill without time lines and here's what she had to say:

"Tonight I voted against the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill because it fails to compel the President to give our troops a new strategy in Iraq. I believe that the President should begin a phased redeployment of our troops out of Iraq and abandon this escalation. I fully support our troops, and wish the President had followed the will of the people and signed the original bill we sent which both funded the troops and set a new course of phased redeployment. But the President vetoed Congress's new strategy and so Congress must reject the President's failed policies. I will also continue to press with Senator Byrd for our legislation to end the authorization of the war in Iraq.

While I am deeply disappointed that the supplemental does not provide for a new course in Iraq, I want to recognize the many worthy parts of this bill: funding to help those sickened in the aftermath of 9/11, additional relief for Katrina and Rita victims, homeland security funds for high-threat cities like New York City, resources to protect parts of New York affected by recent flooding, $650 million for the State Children's Health Insurance Program, and the first federal minimum wage increase in ten years. I support these measures but cannot support this Emergency Supplemental which will not change our course in Iraq."

Saturday, May 5, 2007

This N' That

The space between posts just keeps on keepin' on edition.

* Oliver Willis on the GOP debate: "- I love that they spend so much time attacking Sen. Clinton, that just makes her more likable." Well some of us liked her plenty already.

* Clinton is introducing a repeal of the war authorization.

* Senator Clinton on Bush's veto of the war appropriation.