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Rep Lee Resolution on US Bases in Iraq / H CON RES 197/ 06-30-05

Whereas on April 13, 2004, President George W. Bush stated: 'As a proud and independent people, Iraqis do not support an indefinite occupation and neither does America.'; and (Introduced in House)

H CON 197 IH


109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. CON. RES. 197
Declaring that it is the policy of the United States not to enter into any base agreement with the Government of Iraq that would lead to a permanent United States military presence in Iraq.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 30, 2005
Ms. LEE (for herself, Mr. BLUMENAUER, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. DEFAZIO, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. HINCHEY, Ms. KILPATRICK of Michigan, Mr. KUCINICH, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, Mr. OLVER, Mr. SANDERS, Mr. SERRANO, Mr. SHERMAN, Ms. SOLIS, Mr. STARK, Ms. WOOLSEY, Ms. MCKINNEY, Mr. RUSH, Mr. DELAHUNT, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mr. CUMMINGS, Ms. WATERS, Mr. HONDA, Mr. JACKSON of Illinois, Mr. PAYNE, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, Mrs. JONES of Ohio, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas, Mr. WATT, Mr. AL GREEN of Texas, Mr. MORAN of Virginia, and Ms. SCHAKOWSKY) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations


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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
Declaring that it is the policy of the United States not to enter into any base agreement with the Government of Iraq that would lead to a permanent United States military presence in Iraq.

Whereas on April 13, 2004, President George W. Bush stated: 'As a proud and independent people, Iraqis do not support an indefinite occupation and neither does America.'; and

Whereas on February 17, 2005, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, testifying before the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate, stated: `We have no intention, at the present time, of putting permanent bases in Iraq.': Now, therefore, be it


Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress declares that it is the policy of the United States not to enter into any base agreement with the Government of Iraq that would lead to a permanent United States military presence in Iraq.

 
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