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HJR 75 Passed - War against Iraq Imminent

From a list I'm on. Note that Only 12 representatives were courageous enough to vote against it. Note that Blumenauer, Wu, Hooley and Walden voted for the resolution. DeFazio was present but did not vote.

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Minutes ago the House debated House Joint Resolution 75, regarding the monitoring of weapons development in Iraq, as required by United Nations Security Council Resolution 687. The text of the resolution can be read at :  http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c107:H.J.RES.75:.

As described by Rep. McDermott (D-WA), Rep. Conyers (D-MI), and Rep. Paul (R-TX), the resolution amounts to a declaration of war against Iraq and would effectively permit the President during the winter recess of Congress to begin an attack on Iraq. The online version of HJR 75 provides that Iraq's failure to comply with UN Res. 687 regarding weapons inspections amounts to "an act of aggression against the US." Apparently, the wording has been amended after some debate to provide that Iraq's actions present a "mounting threat to the US." Despite the change in language, the supporters of the resolution did not conceal their intentions. Rorbacher (R-CA) said "it is time to finish the job" in Iraq. He also supported the US going after other countries that "support terrorism against the US" one by one. Rep. Paul (R-TX) spoke eloquently against the resolution saying there was no threat from Iraq but that this resolution was about Middle East oil. He stated that it is the equivalent of China saying it has an interest in the Gulf of Mexico.

In light of the fact that US troops are being built up in the Gulf, I believe the US intends to expand its war against terrorism to other countries in the Middle East.

Please contact your representatives and encourage them to vote against HJR 75 which is planned to be voted on before the end of the week and before the winter recess of Congress. You can obtain your reprentative's contact information here:  http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.html.

(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)

H J RES 75 2/3 YEA-AND-NAY 20-DEC-2001 11:31 AM
QUESTION: On Motions to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
BILL TITLE: Regarding the Monitoring of Weapons Development in Iraq, as Required by United Nations Security Council Resolution 687 (April 3, 1991)

REPUBLICAN 213 1 2 5
DEMOCRATIC 177 11 5 18
TOTALS 392 12 7 23

--- YEAS 392 --- Ackerman Granger Osborne
Aderholt Graves Ose
Akin Green (TX) Otter
Allen Green (WI) Owens
Andrews Greenwood Oxley
Armey Grucci Pallone
Baca Gutierrez Pascrell
Bachus Gutknecht Pastor
Baird Hall (TX) Pelosi
Baldacci Hansen Pence
Ballenger Hart Peterson (MN)
Barr Hastings (WA) Petri
Barrett Hayes Phelps
Bartlett Hayworth Pickering
Barton Hefley Pitts
Bass Herger Platts
Becerra Hill Pombo
Bentsen Hilleary Pomeroy
Bereuter Hinchey Portman
Berkley Hinojosa Price (NC)
Berman Hobson Pryce (OH)
Berry Hoeffel Putnam
Biggert Hoekstra Quinn
Bilirakis Holden Radanovich
Bishop Holt Rahall
Blagojevich Honda Ramstad
Blumenauer Hooley Rangel
Blunt Horn Regula
Boehlert Hostettler Rehberg
Boehner Houghton Reyes
Bonilla Hoyer Reynolds
Bono Hulshof Riley
Boozman Hunter Rodriguez
Borski Hyde Roemer
Boswell Inslee Rogers (KY)
Boucher Isakson Rogers (MI)
Boyd Israel Rohrabacher
Brady (PA) Issa Ros-Lehtinen
Brady (TX) Istook Ross
Brown (FL) Jackson (IL) Rothman
Brown (OH) Jackson-Lee (TX) Roukema
Brown (SC) Jefferson Roybal-Allard
Bryant Jenkins Royce
Burr Johnson (CT) Rush
Burton Johnson (IL) Ryan (WI)
Buyer Johnson, Sam Ryun (KS)
Callahan Jones (NC) Sabo
Calvert Jones (OH) Sanchez
Camp Kanjorski Sanders
Cannon Kaptur Sandlin
Cantor Keller Sawyer
Capito Kelly Saxton
Capps Kennedy (MN) Schaffer
Cardin Kennedy (RI) Schakowsky
Carson (IN) Kerns Schiff
Carson (OK) Kildee Schrock
Castle Kilpatrick Scott
Chabot Kind (WI) Sensenbrenner
Chambliss King (NY) Serrano
Clayton Kingston Sessions
Clyburn Kirk Shadegg
Coble Kleczka Shaw
Collins Knollenberg Shays
Combest Kolbe Sherman
Condit Kucinich Sherwood
Cooksey LaFalce Shimkus
Costello LaHood Shows
Cox Lampson Shuster
Cramer Langevin Simmons
Crane Lantos Simpson
Crenshaw Largent Skeen
Crowley Larsen (WA) Skelton
Culberson Larson (CT) Smith (MI)
Cummings Latham Smith (NJ)
Cunningham LaTourette Smith (TX)
Davis (CA) Leach Smith (WA)
Davis (FL) Levin Snyder
Davis (IL) Lewis (CA) Solis
Davis, Jo Ann Lewis (GA) Souder
Davis, Tom Lewis (KY) Spratt
Deal Linder Stearns
DeGette Lipinski Stenholm
Delahunt LoBiondo Strickland
DeLauro Lofgren Stump
DeLay Lowey Stupak
DeMint Lucas (KY) Sununu
Deutsch Lucas (OK) Sweeney
Diaz-Balart Lynch Tancredo
Dicks Maloney (CT) Tanner
Doggett Maloney (NY) Tauscher
Dooley Markey Tauzin
Doolittle Mascara Taylor (MS)
Doyle Matheson Taylor (NC)
Dreier Matsui Terry
Duncan McCarthy (MO) Thomas
Dunn McCarthy (NY) Thompson (CA)
Edwards McCollum Thompson (MS)
Ehrlich McCrery Thornberry
Emerson McGovern Thune
Engel McHugh Thurman
English McInnis Tiahrt
Eshoo McIntyre Tiberi
Etheridge McKeon Tierney
Evans McNulty Toomey
Everett Meehan Towns
Farr Menendez Turner
Ferguson Mica Udall (CO)
Filner Millender-McDonald Udall (NM)
Flake Miller, Dan Upton
Fletcher Miller, Gary Velazquez
Foley Miller, Jeff Visclosky
Forbes Mink Vitter
Ford Mollohan Walden
Fossella Moore Walsh
Frank Moran (KS) Wamp
Frelinghuysen Moran (VA) Watkins (OK)
Frost Morella Watson (CA)
Gallegly Murtha Watt (NC)
Ganske Myrick Watts (OK)
Gekas Nadler Weiner
Gephardt Napolitano Weldon (FL)
Gibbons Neal Weldon (PA)
Gilchrest Nethercutt Weller
Gillmor Ney Whitfield
Gilman Northup Wicker
Gonzalez Norwood Wilson (SC)
Goode Nussle Wolf
Goodlatte Oberstar Wu
Gordon Obey Wynn
Goss Olver Young (FL)
Graham Ortiz

--- NAYS 12 --- Abercrombie Hilliard Paul
Baldwin Lee Payne
Bonior McDermott Rivers
Fattah McKinney Woolsey

--- PRESENTS 7 --- Capuano Ehlers Wilson (NM)
DeFazio Miller, George
Dingell Slaughter

--- NOT VOTING 23 --- Baker Harman Peterson (PA)
Barcia Hastings (FL) Stark
Clay John Traficant
Clement Johnson, E. B. Waters
Conyers Luther Waxman
Coyne Manzullo Wexler
Cubin Meek (FL) Young (AK)
Hall (OH) Meeks (NY)