September 19, 2007
Senator Jim Webb is leading the charge for the Democratic party to pass a law that would require troops to have as much time at home between deployments as they spend in the war zone.
War Veteran Senator John McCain says that the amendment is unconstitutional and a case of micromanagement. Senator Webb had the following response.
"Senator McCain, who I've known for 30 years needs to read the constitution. There's a provision in article 1, section 8, which clearly gives the Congress the authority to make rules with respect to to the governance of the ground and enable forces" said Webb.
The highly contentious amendment that fell short of approval earlier this summer is seeing new life as some moderate Republicans appear to be backing it. 60 votes are needed to pass.