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Thursday, May 24, 2007
Kerry to vote 'no' on new Iraq spending bill
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- With an e-mail to supporters and a post on the popular liberal blog DailyKos, Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, announced Thursday he will oppose the Iraq supplemental funding bill scheduled for a vote in the Senate this evening.

In the e-mail, Kerry wrote, "We support the troops by getting the policy right, and this bill doesn't do that. I've said it again and again...We need a deadline to force Iraqis to stand up for Iraq and bring our heroes home."

In 2006, Kerry sponsored a bill with Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisconsin, that required redeployment of U.S. combat troops out of Iraq by July 1, 2007.

The Kerry-Feingold amendment was defeated overwhelmingly, 13-86.

-- CNN contributor Cody Combs
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