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Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Pelosi: Dem's will not cut off Iraq funding
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN Wednesday a Democratic congress would not use their power of the purse to alter President Bush's strategy in Iraq.

"We would never," Pelosi told Wolf Blitzer on 'The Situation Room,' when asked if House Democrats would consider cutting funding for the Iraq war. "Our troops are in harm's way. They have been sent there, whether you agree you agree with the resolution to go to war. We would not withhold our funding for the troops there."

The presumed next House speaker also refused to endorse a colleague for the House majority leader position. Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, the current House minority whip, is in line for the position but outspoken anti-war Pennsylvania Rep. Jack Murtha has also indicated he intends to run.

-- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
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