the Episcopal Public Policy Network
Here's the Public Policy Alert that came in my email today:
"The American people expect us to find a solution to the situation in Iraq; this legislation sets us on the right track diplomatically, economically and militarily to do so." Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO)
"I am proud to sponsor this legislation with my Republican and Democratic colleagues. ..The legislation we are offering will give the president and Congress new opportunities to work together to find solutions for a more stable Iraq." Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT)
Congress has the chance to send a bipartisan and unified message to the Bush Administration that the time is long past to change course in Iraq. There may be a number of opportunities for the Senate to consider S. 1545, the bipartisan Iraq Study Group Implementation Act, in the coming days.
The bill has broad bipartisan support and would establish a much needed foundation for a new U.S. policy in Iraq and the Middle East, including removing most combat troops by March 2008. While other bills are stronger on troop withdrawal, S. 1545 is the only one that makes the all important point that the Administration must deal with both Iraq and the Arab-Israeli conflict for peace to come to the region.
Congress rarely speaks with one voice on any issue. This is a chance for them to do so on one of the most difficult issues the nation now faces.
I've already written in support to both of my Senators -- Boxer and Feinstein -- though EPNN.
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