S.Con.Res. 2 (110th): Iraq War Policy resolution

Introduced:
Jan 17, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Failed Cloture)
Sponsor
Joseph Biden Jr.
Senator from Delaware
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 24, 2007
Length
6 pages
 
Status

This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on February 1, 2007.

Progress
Introduced Jan 17, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 17, 2007
Reported by Committee Jan 24, 2007
Failed Cloture Feb 01, 2007
 
Full Title

A concurrent resolution expressing the bipartisan resolution on Iraq.

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Cosponsors
18 cosponsors (16D, 2R) (show)
Committees

Senate Foreign Relations

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Notes

S.Con.Res. stands for Senate concurrent resolution.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the president and does not carry the force of law.

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/24/2007--Reported to Senate amended.
Expresses the sense of Congress that:
(1) it is not in the U.S. national interest to deepen its military involvement in Iraq, particularly by increasing the U.S. military presence in Iraq;
(2) the primary objective of U.S. strategy in Iraq should be to have the Iraqi political leaders make the political compromises necessary to end the violence in Iraq;
(3) greater regional and international support would assist the Iraqis in achieving a political solution and national reconciliation;
(4) main elements of U.S. forces in Iraq should transition to helping ensure Iraq's territorial integrity, conduct counterterrorism activities, reduce regional interference in Iraq's internal affairs, and accelerate training of Iraqi troops;
(5) the United States should transfer, under an appropriately expedited timeline, responsibility for internal security and halting sectarian violence in Iraq to the government of Iraq and Iraqi security forces; and
(6) the United States should engage nations in the Middle East to develop a regional, internationally-sponsored peace and reconciliation process for Iraq.

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