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Winter Soldier on the Hill
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New Petition Eugene Resolution Congressional Addresses Stay Informed

Cut the Funding!    -    Stop the War!
Eugene PeaceWorks needs your help to stop the ongoing spending for War in Iraq & Afghanistan.

Despite the people's mandate to end the war, congress continues to fund it. Many congress people who have voted against and spoken out against the war have continued to vote for enormous spending packages that ultimately allow the war to continue.

Many are calling to oppose the war and resist the "surge" of new troops to Afghanistan. Many include a call to bring troops home. An important piece to ending the war must include opposition to the constant spending for the war.

EPW needs your support to stop upcoming spending bills for the war and support of these spending packages by some OR congress people.

Obama DeFazioWydenMerkley
Obama proposes $83.4 Billion More
for Iraq & Afghanistan Wars!!


Congress may vote on this "supplemental war funding" on their return the week of April 20th.

Tell them:
Cut the Funding! Stop the War!

A Link to Contact info is in the left column.



Cut the Funding email list archive.


Oregon congressional delegation
& presidential candidates

Votes on Iraq-Afghanistan war funding bills

Y = yes, N = no, NV = not voting
Notes on votes at: http://tinyurl.com/warfunding
House                      
Bill HR 2863 HR 4939 HR 5122 HR 1585 HR 1591
Roll call number 669 257 510 1151 265
Date 12-19-05 6-13-06 9-29-06 12-12-07 4-25-07
5-24-07
12-19-07
11-14-07
1-16-08
5-22-08
6-19-08
Vote 308-106 351-67 398-23 370-49 218-208
280-142
272-142
218-203
369-46
384-23
268-155
Earl Blumenauer N N Y Y Y
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Peter DeFazio Y Y Y N Y
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
Darlene Hooley Y Y Y NV Y
N
NV
Y
Y
Y
N
Greg Walden Y Y Y Y N
Y
Y
N
Y
NV
Y
David Wu N N Y N Y
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
                       
Senate                      
Roll call number 366 171 no record 433 147
filibuster
no action
Date 12-21-05 6-15-06 9-30-06 12-14-07 4-26-07
5-24-07
12-18-07
 
1-22-08
 
5-22-08
Vote 93-0 98-1   90-3 51-46
80-14
76-17
 
91-3
 
70-26
Gordon Smith Y Y   Y Y
Y
Y
 
Y
 
N
Ron Wyden Y Y   Y Y
N
Y
 
Y
 
N
Barack Obama Y Y   NV Y
N
NV
 
NV
 
NV
John McCain NV Y   NV NV
Y
NV
 
NV
 
NV
                       
Result Bush signed Bush signed Bush signed vetoed vetoed
Bush signed
Bush signed
not passed
Bush signed
 
Bush signed


graphDeFazio, Wyden and Smith...
Against these Wars like they say they are?

As Deep Throat said in
All the President's Men
,
 "Just... Follow the Money".

Read More



Click on Graphic for better view.
Designed by Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation



Iraq War Funding Supplemental
- $165.4 Billion -PASSED
  • DeFazio and Wyden tried to include County Timber Payments in versions of this bill. Bill contents, having been dissected into amendments, allowed Reps. to vote for domestic spending including GI Benefits while voting against the money for the wars.
  • With this bill, congress has approved over $860 billion in DOD, State/USAID, and Veterans Administration funding for Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001." Travis Sharp, Iraq Insider, 6/17/08
FY2009 Defense Authorization Bill - Contains $70 Billion for Iraq War

    *DeFazio voted for this bill May 22.
   Smith and Wyden could be voting on this bill this week
  • "This $601.4 billion total includes $70 billion for ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and $531.4 billion for National Defense (function 050). Of the $531.4 billion slated for National Defense, $515.2 billion is for the Department of Defense (DOD) and $16.2 billion is for the Department of Energy's nuclear weapons activities."     - The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Analysis for H.R. 5658
* This vote directly contradicts DeFazio's promise when he signed a letter to the President saying he "will only support appropriating additional funds for U.S. military operations in Iraq during Fiscal Year 2008 and beyond for the protection and safe redeployment of all our troops out of Iraq".


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Winter Soldier on the Hill

Boots-on-the-ground veterans are testifying before Congress on Thursday about the effects of the Iraq occupation. This testimony, presented by veterans who have witnessed firsthand the devastation of Iraq and its people, comes on the same day that Congress is expected to debate a bill extending funding for the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan through 2009.

On Thursday, May 15, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War will testify before members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

"Before members of Congress vote to provide more funding they need to hear about the true costs of the occupation of Iraq from those who have experienced it first-hand. Congress has heard from the Generals and the politicians -- now it's time they heard from the troops," said Kelly Dougherty, Executive Director of IVAW and former Military Police Sergeant.

Winter Soldier on the Hill is taking place two months after Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan, a four-day summit where hundreds of members of IVAW gathered to present testimony about their military experiences to the public. It is being held Thursday, May 15, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 2261 Rayburn House Office Building.

Further information including a list of those testifying is at http://ivaw.org. The proceedings are expected to be carried live by C-Span3: http://inside.c-spanarchives.org:8080/cspan/schedule.csp.

Info. above provided by Institute for Public Accuracy.


The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008

was signed into law January 28, 2008 and authorized $150.91 billion
for appropriations for the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Oregon Senators Smith and Wyden voted YES on the bill.
DeFazio voted NO.

DeFazio has signed a letter saying
 he won't vote for any money for the Wars without clear timelines.





Petition to Cut the Funding and Stop the War!
We the undersigned demand that you vote and work actively to stop all future funding of the U.S occupation
of Iraq and begin the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops.
 PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND HELP GET THEM FILLED OUT!

This petition will be sent to Senators Smith and Wyden as well as Representative DeFazio.

Click here to download the legal size .pdf of our new petition.
Get your friends and neighbors to fill it out and send it back to EPW.





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specifically about  how to stop funding for the war in Iraq,
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Washington, DC 20500
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461
E-mail

Peter DeFazio
Washington, DC Office
2134 Rayburn H.O.B.
Washington DC, 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6416   
E-mail

Eugene Office
Wayne Morse Federal Courthouse
405 East 8th Ave. #2030
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: (541) 465-6732


Jeff Merkley
Washington, DC Office
DB-40B Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-3704
DC Phone:    202-224-3753
DC Fax:    202-228-3997
E-mail

Oregon Office
One World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon Street, Suite 1250
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-326-3386
Fax: 503-326-2900


Ron Wyden
Washington, DC
Wayne Morse Federal Courthouse
223 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-3703
(202) 224-5244
E-mail

Eugene, OR
405 East 8th Avenue
Suite 2020
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 431-0229


Sign our Petition! Now over 3000 signatures!

"If the Administration’s request for 2008 is funded in full,
appropria
tions for military operations and other war-related activities in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere in the war on terrorism will rise to $188 billion this year and to a cumulative total of $752 billion since 2001."

- Congressional Budget Office - Peter R. Orszag, Director