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Unformatted Document Text:  46 Legislation Under Consideration S. 6700 17 Mr. McCONNELL introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. A BILL To require the withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from Iraq and urge the convening of an Iraq summit. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SEC. 1. UNITED STATES POLICY ON IRAQ. (a) Withdrawal of Troops From Iraq.-- (1) SCHEDULE FOR WITHDRAWAL.--The President shall reach an agreement as soon as possible with the Government of Iraq on a schedule for the withdrawal of United States combat troops from Iraq by December 31, 2006, leaving only forces that are critical to completing the mission of standing up Iraqi security forces. (2) CONSULTATION WITH CONGRESS REQUIRED.--The President shall consult with Congress regarding such schedule and shall present such withdrawal agreement to Congress immediately upon the completion of the agreement. (3) MAINTENANCE OF OVER-THE-HORIZON TROOP PRESENCE.--The President should maintain an over-the-horizon troop presence to prosecute the war on terror and protect regional security interests. (b) Iraq Summit.--The President should convene a summit as soon as possible that includes the leaders of the Government of Iraq, leaders of the governments of each country bordering Iraq, representatives of the Arab League, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, representatives of the European Union, and leaders of the governments of each permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, for the purpose of reaching a comprehensive political agreement for Iraq that addresses fundamental issues including federalism, oil revenues, the militias, security guarantees, reconstruction, economic assistance, and border security. S. Amdt. 9000 18 (to S. 6700) Mr. KERRY (for himself, Mr. FEINGOLD, Mrs. BOXER, and Mr. LEAHY) introduced the following amendment. To require the redeployment of United States Armed Forces from Iraq in order to further a political solution in Iraq, encourage the people of Iraq to provide for their own security, and achieve victory in the war on terror. Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the following text: 17 Note: I have given this bill a fake bill number for purposes of this simulation. The actual bill text was offered as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. The original amendment number was S. Amdt. 4269, and the final vote on this amendment was Senate Vote# 174, June 15, 2006. See the general instructions for information about how to search for bill text, a record of the debate surrounding the measure, and vote tallies. 18 Note: I have given this amendment a fake number for purposes of this simulation. The actual text was offered as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. The original amendment number was S. Amdt. 4442, and the final vote on this amendment was Senate Vote# 181, June 22, 2006. See the general instructions for information about how to search for bill text, a record of the debate surrounding the measure, and vote tallies.

Authors: Gonzales, Angelo.
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Legislation Under Consideration
S. 6700
17
Mr. McCONNELL introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed
Services.
A BILL

To require the withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from Iraq and urge the convening of an Iraq summit.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress
assembled,
SEC. 1. UNITED STATES POLICY ON IRAQ.
(a) Withdrawal of Troops From Iraq.--
(1) SCHEDULE FOR WITHDRAWAL.--The President shall reach an agreement as soon as possible with the
Government of Iraq on a schedule for the withdrawal of United States combat troops from Iraq by December 31,
2006, leaving only forces that are critical to completing the mission of standing up Iraqi security forces.
(2) CONSULTATION WITH CONGRESS REQUIRED.--The President shall consult with Congress
regarding such schedule and shall present such withdrawal agreement to Congress immediately upon the completion
of the agreement.
(3) MAINTENANCE OF OVER-THE-HORIZON TROOP PRESENCE.--The President should maintain an
over-the-horizon troop presence to prosecute the war on terror and protect regional security interests.
(b) Iraq Summit.--The President should convene a summit as soon as possible that includes the leaders of the
Government of Iraq, leaders of the governments of each country bordering Iraq, representatives of the Arab League,
the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, representatives of the European Union, and leaders
of the governments of each permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, for the purpose of reaching a
comprehensive political agreement for Iraq that addresses fundamental issues including federalism, oil revenues, the
militias, security guarantees, reconstruction, economic assistance, and border security.
S. Amdt. 9000
18
(to S. 6700)
Mr. KERRY (for himself, Mr. FEINGOLD, Mrs. BOXER, and Mr. LEAHY) introduced the following amendment.

To require the redeployment of United States Armed Forces from Iraq in order to further a political solution in Iraq,
encourage the people of Iraq to provide for their own security, and achieve victory in the war on terror.
Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the following text:
17
Note: I have given this bill a fake bill number for purposes of this simulation. The actual bill text was offered as
an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. The original amendment number was S. Amdt. 4269, and
the final vote on this amendment was Senate Vote# 174, June 15, 2006. See the general instructions for information
about how to search for bill text, a record of the debate surrounding the measure, and vote tallies.
18
Note: I have given this amendment a fake number for purposes of this simulation. The actual text was offered as
an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. The original amendment number was S. Amdt. 4442, and
the final vote on this amendment was Senate Vote# 181, June 22, 2006. See the general instructions for information
about how to search for bill text, a record of the debate surrounding the measure, and vote tallies.


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