"Our security depends on the President changing the course in Iraq," said Blumenauer. "This legislation will begin the redeployment of our troops with the National Guard because they also have an important role here at home, fighting forest fires, providing hurricane relief, and keeping our country safe."
March 20th marks the third anniversary of United States military involvement in Iraq. Blumenauer opposed the original authorization for war, and has regularly opposed all "emergency" funding for the war. In November 2005, Blumenauer laid out his plan to change the course in Iraq in an Oregonian op-ed.