Tuesday :: Nov 20, 2007

Obey And Murtha: "No Strings = No Money"


by Steve

Despite noises from Carl Levin and Daniel Inouye that Senate Democrats will cave in and support a rubber stamp Iraq war funding bill with no strings, David Obey and John Murtha ended any such talk today.

House appropriators said Tuesday there would be no more emergency war funding without a policy change in Iraq, as the White House demanded unconditional funding by the end of the year.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman David R. Obey, D-Wis., and Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John P. Murtha, D-Pa., said they will not support any more war funding bills in the House this year. They said the military can survive on its regular budget until February or March, despite Pentagon and White House statements to the contrary.

So how long will it be until Steny Hoyer and even Nancy Pelosi overrules Murtha and Obey and cave again to the White House?

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