Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Pelosi to move forward with Iraq resolution
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, intends to move forward with a House debate on an Iraq resolution condemning an increase of U.S. troops, despite the delay of a similar measure Monday in the Senate, a Democratic leadership aide tells CNN.
A House vote on the resolution -- which the aide says is likely to use similar language as the Senate resolution opposing the troop increase -- will likely come next week.
Originally House Democrats wanted to wait for the Senate to vote on the measure, but now the aide says Pelosi has decided to move forward next week no matter what the outcome in the Senate.
"Either way we will have a resolution on the president's proposed escalation, (and will) probably have more than one," the aide said.
Senate Republicans used a procedural maneuver Monday to keep Democratic leaders from moving forward with a nonbinding resolution, sponsored by Sens. John Warner, R-Virginian and Carl Levin, D-Michigan, opposing President Bush's plan to increase troop levels in Iraq.
-- CNN Congressional Correspondent Andrea Koppel
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