Monday, October 20, 2008

Barack Obama Voted to Cut Funding the Troops as a Protest to War

Barack Obama Voted Against Providing $94.4 Billion In Critical Funding For The Troops In Iraq And Afghanistan. (H.R. 2206, CQ Vote #181: Passed 80-14: R 42-3; D 37-10; I 1-1, 5/24/07, Obama Voted Nay)

"Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.) announced yesterday that they will support a symbolic vote to cut off funding for combat troops in Iraq within a year, an important shift for both Democratic presidential candidates as the war debate on Capitol Hill intensifies."

Clinton, Obama to Back Vote to Cut Off Funding for Troops in IraqWashington Post May 16, 2007; Page A04

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