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Congressional Progressive Caucus: End Occupation in 6 mos.

They must have left Earl Blumenauer off the list. He's a progressive, isn't he?
 http://democracyrising.us/content/view/771/165/


Congressional Progressive Caucus Says End the War in 6 Months
Wednesday, 07 February 2007

PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS BREAKS NEW GROUND –CALLS FOR BINDING VOTES AND BRINGING ALL U.S. TROOPS AND MILITARY CONTRACTORS IN IRAQ HOME IN A 6-MONTH TIME FRAME AS PART OF A FULLY-FUNDED REDEPLOYMENT PLAN

U.S. Representatives Lynn Woolsey (D-California) and Barbara Lee (D-California), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), which now has 71 members, issued the following strongly-worded position on Iraq today on behalf of CPC Members:
PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS POSITION ON U.S. POLICY IN IRAQ

Over the last four years, the insurgency in Iraq has strengthened and sectarian violence has increased. Furthermore, the current situation on the ground in Iraq is grave and rapidly deteriorating. The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) has determined accordingly that a predominantly military approach is no longer a viable solution to stabilizing Iraq.

We are committed to bringing all of the U.S. troops and military contractors in Iraq home in a six-month time frame as part of a fully-funded redeployment plan. More specifically, we oppose sending additional U.S. troops and military contractors to Iraq and favor binding votes to block President Bush’s escalation of U.S. military involvement in Iraq. We believe all appropriations for U.S. military involvement in Iraq must be for the protection of our troops until and during their withdrawal within six months of the date of enactment of this limitation and accelerating the training and equipping of additional Iraqi security forces during that six-month time frame. The President has left the Congress few alternatives other than to use the power of purse spelled out in Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution to curtail U.S. military operations in Iraq.Finally, we are opposed to establishing any permanent U.S. military bases in Iraq, support rescinding the President’s Iraq war authority, and support greater diplomatic and political engagement in the region, while ensuring that the Iraqi people have control over their own petroleum resources.

Co-Chairs
Barbara Lee
Lynn Woolsey

Senate Members
Bernie Sanders

House Members
Neil Abercrombie
Tammy Baldwin
Xavier Becerra
Madeleine Bordallo
Robert Brady
Corrine Brown
Sherrod Brown
Michael Capuano
Julia Carson
Donna Christensen
Yvette Clarke
William “Lacy” Clay
Emanuel Cleaver
Steve Cohen
John Conyers
Elijah Cummings
Danny Davis
Peter DeFazio
Rosa DeLauro
Keith Ellison
Sam Farr
Chaska Fattah
Bob Filner
Barney Frank
Raul Grijalva
Luis Gutierrez
John Hall
Phil Hare
Maurice Hinchey
Mazie Hirono
Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Sheila Jackson-Lee
Hank Johnson
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Marcy Kaptur
Carolyn Kilpatrick
Dennis Kucinich
Tom Lantos
John Lewis
David Loebsack
Carolyn Maloney
Ed Markey
Jim McDermott
James McGovern
George Miller
Gwen Moore
Jerrold Nadler
Eleanor Holmes-Norton
John Olver
Ed Pastor
Donald Payne
Charles Rangel
Bobby Rush
Bernie Sanders
Jan Schakowsky
Jose Serrano
Louis Slaughter
Hilda Solis
Pete Stark
Bennie Thompson
John Tierney
Tom Udall
Nydia Velazquez
Maxine Waters
Diane Watson
Mel Watt
Henry Waxman
Peter Welch
Surely, you jest... 12.Feb.2007 13:36

troublemaker

Blumenauer, a progressive? har!
Sadly, the only Oregon member of the caucus is DeFazio.