Feingold amendment to bring the troops home from Iraq

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On April 27, 2006, Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) introduced an amendment to the "emergency supplemental appropriations bill that requires the redeployment of U.S. forces from Iraq by December 31st, 2006." [1]

In August 2005, Feingold was "the first Senator to announce a target date for withdrawal when he suggested U.S. troops leave Iraq by the end of 2006. The emergency supplemental, which is currently being considered in the Senate, includes funding for ongoing military operations in Iraq." [2]

In June 2005, Feingold "became the first U.S. Senator to offer a resolution calling on the President to offer a flexible timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq. When the President failed to provide any suggestion of when U.S. forces would redeploy, Feingold jumpstarted the issue by suggesting the end of 2006 as a target date. In November 2005, 40 Senators voted in support of an amendment including language crafted by Feingold that called for a flexible timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq." [3]

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