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May 17,2007
House Republicans say no bill, no vacation
by UPI

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Congress should not go home for Memorial Day unless it has passed an Iraq war-funding bill, Republicans in the House of Representatives said Thursday.

Every Republican member of House signed a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., demanding that the chamber be kept in session through the upcoming holiday break unless lawmakers negotiate and pass legislation to fund the military in Iraq, Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, the House minority leader, said.

U.S. President George Bush vetoed the first Iraq war-funding bill approved by Congress because it included a timetable for troop withdrawal. Now Democrats say legislation should be tied to benchmarks in progress by the Iraqi government.

"This is not a political situation. This is a real situation," U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas said. "It's putting our families at risk and under strain, and it's unnecessary. We're willing to stay here and work until we get the work done."

Copyright © 2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

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