Skip to main content
Search
Services
INSIDE POLITICS

Democrats: 'Rubber Stamp Congress'

story.demcratic.radio.addre.jpg

YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS

Iraq
Vermont
Government
Radio address

(CNN) -- A Vermont Democrat running for Congress said the Bush administration has "no clear strategy for success" in Iraq and that the "Republican 'Rubber Stamp Congress' has failed to do its duty when it comes to the oversight of this administration."

State Sen. Peter Welch, the fourth congressional candidate this year to deliver the Democratic weekly radio address, said "the American people have had enough and it is long past time to change course."

"We must ensure that 2006 is a year of significant transition to full Iraqi sovereignty," Welch said. "We must establish clear benchmarks for the Iraqis to take care of their own country and defend themselves, so that we can transition our troops out and move to fight a smarter war on terrorism -- including doing a better job of securing our ports and our borders."

"Congress has a responsibility to ensure accountability for the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on the Iraq war," Welch said. "Instead of allowing our government to be over-billed by companies like Halliburton, Congress should practice genuine congressional oversight and investigate the way the Bush administration doles out contracts."

Welch is seeking the post to be vacated by Rep. Bernie Sanders, an independent now running for the U.S. Senate.

Vermont is the only state whose congressional delegation unanimously opposed the resolution authorizing the Iraq war.

Story Tools
Subscribe to Time for $1.99 cover
Top Stories
Get up-to-the minute news from CNN
CNN.com gives you the latest stories and video from the around the world, with in-depth coverage of U.S. news, politics, entertainment, health, crime, tech and more.
Top Stories
Get up-to-the minute news from CNN
CNN.com gives you the latest stories and video from the around the world, with in-depth coverage of U.S. news, politics, entertainment, health, crime, tech and more.
Search JobsMORE OPTIONS


 
Search
© 2007 Cable News Network.
A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.
Read our privacy guidelines. Contact us. Site Map.
Offsite Icon External sites open in new window; not endorsed by CNN.com
Pipeline Icon Pay service with live and archived video. Learn more
Radio News Icon Download audio news  |  RSS Feed Add RSS headlines