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  • US Policy in Iraq
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    U.S. Policy in Iraq

    Representative Murtha spoke to reporters about the decision to engage in military operations in Iraq and called for a plan to withdraw troops from Iraq, despite his initial vote to authorize military force.…

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  • Iraq War After Five Years
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    Iraq War After Five Years

    Congressman John Murtha, chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, spoke about the latest supplemental funding request and recent developments in Iraq and the region. This speech also marked the fifth…

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  • Spending on Operations in Iraq
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    Spending on Operations in Iraq

    Representatives Murhta and Obey spoke to reporters about claims made by the Bush administration and Department of Defense that they would be forced to make critical cuts if supplemental spending…

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  • Iraq War Funding
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    Iraq War Funding

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman Dave Obey, Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Murtha, and Rules Committee Vice Chairman James McGovern spoke to the press conference…

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  • The Petraeus Report and the Future of Iraq
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    The Petraeus Report and the Future of Iraq

    Representative Murtha spoke about operations in Iraq and his reaction to several recent reports on future security and U.S. force commitment in the region. He criticized the Bush…

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  • US Policy in Iraq and Afghanistan
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    U.S. Policy in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Members spoke to reporters about their trip to Iraq and Afghanistan over the previous weekend. They also spoke and answered questions on the president’s plan to increase troop strength in…

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  • Iraq Supplemental Spending Legislation
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    Iraq Supplemental Spending Legislation

    House and Senate conferees met to negotiate compromise language on a supplemental spending bill for military operations in Iraq. They agreed on language that provided funding, but set a…

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  • Iraq Supplemental Spending Legislation
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    Iraq Supplemental Spending Legislation

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi and members of the House Democratic leadership spoke to reporters and responded to questions following the vote on the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health, and Iraq…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    Members considered 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…

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  • Situation in Iraq
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    Situation in Iraq

    Representative Murtha spoke to the press about operations in Iraq. Among the issues he addressed were continuing costs of deployments in the country, insurgent attacks on U.S. forces,…

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  • Sunday Talk Show Stakeout
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    Sunday Talk Show Stakeout

    Rep. John Murtha, ranking member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, was interviewed after his appearances on “Meet the Press with Tim Russert” about the third anniversary of the…

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  • Town Hall Meeting on Iraq War
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    Town Hall Meeting on Iraq War

    A town hall meeting was held on the war in Iraq. Representative Murtha talked about his decision in December 2005 to oppose the Iraq War and call for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq. He addressed reports…

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  • Defense Issues
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    Defense Issues

    Representative Murtha addressed a breakfast meeting of community and business leaders on national security issues, including the Iraq War. Among the topics he addressed were military…

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  • Defense Policy and Spending
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    Defense Policy and Spending

    Representative Mirtha, the lead House Democrat on Defense Spending and first Vietnam combat veteran elected to Congress, was interviewed about the war in Iraq and other defense matters. He…

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  • Supplemental Appropriations Markup
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    Supplemental Appropriations Markup

    Members offered amendments and debated various aspects of a proposed bill appropriating an additional 87 billion dollars of funds to supplement military operations and reconstruction…

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  • PostWar Iraq
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    Post-War Iraq

    The representatives talked about the situation in Iraq. They praised U.S. troops and promised to support them, but criticized the Bush administration for poor planning and inadequately…

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