House Session

Members debated a rule for consideration of a resolution on the immediate withdrawal of military forces from Iraq. The resolution was… read more

Members debated a rule for consideration of a resolution on the immediate withdrawal of military forces from Iraq. The resolution was brought to the floor by Representative Hunter to clarify the House’s position on troop deployment in Iraq. The previous day Representative Murtha had called for an end to the deployment and criticized the Bush administration and fellow Republicans for characterizing opposition to further military operations in Iraq as unpatriotic. In often contentious debate, Democratic members accused Representative Hunter of constructing a misleading ploy to win political favor for Republican members opposed to Representative Murtha’s sentiments.

In this portion of the day’s proceedings debate was briefly interrupted while the House considered striking the words of Representative Schmidt for her references to cowardly actions and the position held by Representative Murtha. Following the disruption, she withdrew her remarks from the record.

During the vote telephone lines were open for viewer comments. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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House Proceeding
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House Proceeding
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Nov 18, 2005

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