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Congressman Rohrabacher Introduces Resolution Calling For Iraqi Referendum

Aug 28, 2007
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Washington, Aug 28, 2007 -
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) sent a letter to House leadership requesting floor action on H. Res. 201, introduced by Mr. Rohrabacher before recess. The resolution suggests a referendum should be held in Iraq in order to ascertain the support of the Iraqi people for the United States’ continued troop presence there.

In the letter dated August 23, 2007, Congressman Rohrabacher states, “No matter what your position is on the current situation in Iraq, it is imperative that the Congress have the information as to whether or not the Iraqi people are indeed supporting our presence there. This letter is to request that shortly after we return from recess, this piece of legislation be brought up so that the people of Iraq can express themselves and we can base our decisions on a full understanding of what the people of Iraq want, as well as, what’s in the United States’ interest.”

The letter was sent to Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer, Minority Leader, John Boehner, Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman, Tom Lantos, Foreign Affairs Ranking Member, Illeana Ros-Lehtinen, and House Subcommittee on Defense, Chairman, John Murtha.