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S Amdt 2898 - Iraq Troop Reduction Amendment - Key Vote

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Herb Kohl voted Yea (Amendment Vote) on this Amendment.

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Amendment - Amendment Rejected (Senate) (47-47) - (Key vote)

Title: Iraq Troop Reduction Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to begin reducing the number of U.S. forces in Iraq within 90 days of the enactment of this bill, with the exception of a limited number of U.S. forces to be engaged in targeted counterterrorism, the training of Iraqi forces, and the protection of U.S. personnel and infrastructure.

Highlights:
  • Requires the Secretary of Defense to begin reducing the number of U.S. forces in Iraq within 90 days of the enactment of the bill and to complete the transition to a more limited presence within nine months of the enactment of the bill.
  • Requires that the missions of U.S. forces remaining in Iraq be limited to:
    • Protecting U.S. and Coalition personnel and infrastructure;
    • Training, equipping, and providing logistic support to the Iraqi Security Forces; and
    • Engaging in targeted counterterrorism operations against al Qaeda, al Qaeda-affiliated groups, and other international terrorist organizations.
  • Encourages the appointment of an international mediator in Iraq, under the authority of the United Nations Security Council, to engage political, religious, ethnic, and tribal leaders in Iraq in a political process, in conjunction with "sustained engagement" with the international community to bring stability to Iraq.
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NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS.

Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Iraq Troop Reduction Amendment

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