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S Amdt 2575 - U.S. Military Commanders to Testify Before Congress - Key Vote

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Robert Byrd voted Nay (Amendment Vote) on this Amendment.

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Amendment - Amendment Rejected (Senate) (40-59) - (Key vote)

Title: U.S. Military Commanders to Testify Before Congress

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to HR 3326 that requires certain United States Military Commanders and other officials to provide Congressional testimony on meeting U.S. military objectives in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

  • Requires the Commander of the of the U.S. Central Command (General David Petraeus), the Commander of the U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Command, Europe (Admiral James G. Stavridis), the Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan (General Stanley McChrystal), and the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (Karl Eikenberry) to provide Congressional testimony regarding recommendations for additional forces and resources needed in Afghanistan and Pakistan no later than November 15, 2009.
  • The text of the amendment can be found at S9940 and S9971 of the Congressional Record.
Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: U.S. Military Commanders to Testify Before Congress


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