Democrats Advance Troop Withdrawal Bill

March 15, 2007

Democrats moved legislation setting a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal forward Thursday, despite opposition from Republicans and a veto threat from the White House.

A House appropriations debated the bill which is expected to pass on a near party line vote by the end of Thursday.

Republicans accused Democrats of micromanaging the war, taking over a role best left for generals. The proposal sets a goal of troop withdrawal by March 31, 2008.

Chances of the bill actually becoming a law are slim though. Besides the veto threat from the White House, the bill is seeing huge opposition from Republicans in the Senate.

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