Congresswomen Lynn Woolsey, D-Petaluma, and Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, were among 12 House members who introduced a bill Wednesday to withdraw all U.S. troops and contractors from Iraq within six months. They said the bill is a "comprehensive alternative" to the Bush administration's proposed escalation of the war, one of several proposed by Democrats and each better than Bush's "stay the course" catastrophic strategy.
"The proposal is a direct answer to President Bush's challenge over the weekend for those who oppose his planned escalation to put forth a plan of their own," Woolsey said in a statement.
The "Bring Our Troops Home and Sovereignty of Iraq Restoration Act of 2007" would establish a six-month time frame for withdrawal of all U.S. military forces and contractors from Iraq, provide a framework for restoring stability to Iraq and fully fund the Veterans Administration's medical system
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