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HR 4156 - Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense and Timeline for Withdrawal from Iraq - Key Vote

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Orrin Hatch voted Nay (Cloture Vote) on this Legislation.

Read statements Orrin Hatch made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Cloture Not Invoked (Senate) (53-45) - (Key vote)

Title: Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense and Timeline for Withdrawal from Iraq

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates an additional $50.00 billion in appropriations for the Department of Defense and sets a goal for the President to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq.

Highlights:
  • States that no person in the custody of the U.S. Government can be subject to any interrogation methods not listed in the U.S. Army Field Manual FM2-22.3 Human Intelligence Collector Operations (Sec. 102).
  • Sets a goal for the President to begin redeploying U.S. Armed Forces from Iraq within 30 days after enactment of this act, starting with units that have been deployed over 365 days, to be completed no later than December 15, 2008 (Sec. 105).
  • Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report by February 1, 2008 to Congressional defense committees that describes the current plan and status for the reduction of U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq, and delays any additional funding until this report is submitted to Congress (Secs. 105 & 106).
  • Requires that none of the appropriated funds may be used to establish a permanent military installation in Iraq or to control any oil resources in Iraq (Sec. 210).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A VOTE TO INVOKE CLOTURE ON A MOTION TO PROCEED, WHICH SENDS THE LEGISLATION TO THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE FOR DEBATE AND AMENDMENT. A MOTION TO PROCEED ALONE REQUIRES A MAJORITY FOR APPROVAL. HOWEVER, THE MOTION CAN BE FILIBUSTERED, AND WHEN THIS OCCURS, A CLOTURE VOTE IS NECESSARY TO VOTE ON THE MOTION TO PROCEED. A THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY OF THE SENATE IS NECESSARY TO INVOKE CLOTURE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (218-203) - (Key vote)

Title: Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense and Timeline for Withdrawal from Iraq

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates an additional $50.00 billion in appropriations for the Department of Defense and sets a goal for the President to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq.

Highlights:
  • States that no person in the custody of the U.S. Government can be subject to any interrogation methods not listed in the U.S. Army Field Manual FM2-22.3 Human Intelligence Collector Operations (Sec. 102).
  • Sets a goal for the President to begin redeploying U.S. Armed Forces from Iraq within 30 days after enactment of this act, starting with units that have been deployed over 365 days, to be completed no later than December 15, 2008 (Sec. 105).
  • Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report by February 1, 2008 to Congressional defense committees that describes the current plan and status for the reduction of U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq, and delays any additional funding until this report is submitted to Congress (Secs. 105 & 106).
  • Requires that none of the appropriated funds may be used to establish a permanent military installation in Iraq or to control any oil resources in Iraq (Sec. 210).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense and Timeline for Withdrawal from Iraq

Sponsors

  • David Ross 'Dave' Obey (WI - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • John P. 'Jack' Murtha (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
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