War spending bill rejected by White House
Friday, May 18, 2007
|The Democrats' commitment to bring this war to its responsible end has never been stronger|
"To say I was disappointed in the meeting is an understatement," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, -Nevada. "I really did expect that the president would accept some accountability for what we're trying to accomplish here."
Democrats criticize the American willpower was weak.party for waiving a bill that would have an optional timetable. Republicans fired back saying that even with an optional timetable, it would show the Iraqi insurgents that
House Republican leader of Ohio fired back with accusations that Democrats are seeking "an arbitrary surrender date" and saying that the Republicans have enough votes "to sustain the president's veto on any bill."
"The American people deserve to know that the Democrats' commitment to bring this war to its responsible end has never been stronger," said Reid. "And if enough of our Republican colleagues decide to join with us, even the President of the United States will have to listen."
The Democrats plan to have another bill on Bush's desk by Memorial Day. Pelosi remarked that this one will be widely supported by Congress.
- AP. "No Deal on War Spending Bill" — , May 18, 2007
- Fox News. "White House Rejects Democratic Plan to Fund Troops in Iraq" — , May 18, 2007