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Bring Our Troops Home Act

Reps. Woolsey, Lee Introduce Troop Withdrawal Bill

Bay Area Congresswomen Lynn Woolsey, D-Petaluma, and Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, were among 12 House members who introduced a bill on January 17 to withdraw all U.S. troops and contractors from Iraq within six months.Woolsey and Lee are co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. They said the bill is a "comprehensive alternative" to the Bush administration's proposed escalation of the war.

According to Woolsey, the "Bring Our Troops Home and Sovereignty of Iraq Restoration Act of 2007" would establish a six-month time frame for withdrawal of all U.S. military forces and contractors from Iraq, provide a framework for restoring stability to Iraq and fully fund the Veterans Administration's medical system, said.

Lee's office reported the bill would save at least $278.25 billion, or 17 cents on the dollar, if the troops are withdrawn in six months rather than over a two-year period.

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Read Woolsey's Statement: Woolsey Takes up President's Challenge on Iraq - Introduces comprehensive alternative to escalation: plan would bring all US troops home within 6-months

Senate moves toward a clash with Bush, San Francisco Chronicle, January 18, 2007
Rep. Lynn Woolsey Introduces "Bring Our Troops Home and Sovereignty of Iraq Restoration Act",, January 18, 2007
Woolsey: Get U.S. out in 6 months,, January 18, 2007

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