Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) announced today that he will join Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) as a cosponsor to an amendment to the Iraq Supplemental Spending legislation that would use the Congressional power of the purse to require the President to safely redeploy U.S. combat troops from Iraq. The amendment would set a hard deadline for withdrawal and bring a responsible end to the war within ten months. Senate leadership has indicated that the Senate will consider the Iraq Supplemental next week.
"With brave Americans fighting and dying for a failed policy in Iraq, members of Congress shouldn't delay action to end this misguided war for weeks or even months just for the sake of political comfort. That is why, when the Senate takes up the Iraq supplemental, I plan to offer the Feingold-Reid bill as an amendment to force the President to safely redeploy our troops by March 31, 2008 at which point funding for the war would be cut off."
Disclaimer: I am proud to work for Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT)