A non-binding resolution opposing a troop buildup in Iraq won in a the House of Representatives today at a vote of 246 to 182, the first time since the war began that Congress has gone on record against President Bush's policy.
"The stakes in Iraq are too high to recycle proposals that have little prospect for success," said Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "The passage of this legislation will signal a change in direction in Iraq that will end the fighting and bring our troops home."
Seventeen Republicans voted for the resolution, and two Democrats voted against it - Reps. Gene Taylor of Mississippi and Jim Marshall of Georgia.
Disapproving of the decision of the President announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That--
(1) Congress and the American people will continue to support and protect the members of the United States Armed Forces who are serving or who have served bravely and honorably in Iraq; and
(2) Congress disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.