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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Another Iraq vote

Posted By on Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 10:10 AM

The Senate today passed an Iraq spending bill that Bush has said he will veto. (We'll leave it to him to explain how THAT supports the troops.) This time, Sen. Mark Pryor votes with the Democrats and has a news release ready, which is on the jump, since the measure includes a withdrawal timeline.

Statement by Senator Mark Pryor

Although I am opposed to public timelines, I strongly believe emergency funding for equipment, armor, ammunition and other resources must move forward to keep our troops safe on the battlefield. President Bush should not stand in the way either. Let’s be clear: if he vetoes this bill, he will be the one standing between American troops and the equipment they need. These troops include servicemen and women from Little Rock Air Force Base, Fort Smith, Jonesboro and others serving from Arkansas. This emergency war funding bill includes $92 billion to support our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, including a $1 billion increase for training and equipping the National Guard and Reserve. As the 39th prepares for another mission in Iraq, I will not hold back money vital to ensuring their safety.  I will not deny our troops:

$13.4 billion for pay, including Imminent Danger Pay to Active, Reserve and Guard soldiers
Over $1 billion for training and equipment for Reserve and Guard units;
$1.6 billion for individual body armor
$9.7 billion for training Afghanistan and Iraq Security Forces
$2.4 billion to combat Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
$24.5 billion for ammunition, vehicle protection, and aircraft or aircraft equipment (including crew protection for C-130s, equipment to protect helicopters from shoulder-launched missile threats, and enhanced communication equipment for the A-10 aircraft)
$4.3 billion to ensure that returning troops receive the health care they deserve


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