Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois)

Congressional Record
Sunday, July 8, 2007; 12:00 AM

Delivered on the House floor, May 10, 2007

Ms. SCHAKOWSKY. Democrats in the House voted four times to end this war in Iraq , yet the President and most of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle refuse to acknowledge the realities on the ground and continue to ignore the pleas of the American people.

Sadly, the President is dealing with an Iraq that exists only in his imagination. It is time for the President to understand that this House will not endorse a blank check for an endless war. Our resolve remains unwavering because we know the American people have our back.

Under the leadership of Speaker Pelosi, we are united in our efforts to bring an end to this war. Congressman McGovern's bill moves us closer to achieving that goal.

The phones in my office are ringing off the hook with constituents, as I am sure they are across the Capitol, asking me to vote, begging me to vote for this bill to put an end to the war in Iraq .

Listen to the mothers of America on this Mother's Day weekend. They are saying, support our children in uniform by bringing them home.

This bill does that. I urge strong support for it.

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