House vote on setting arbitrary date for pulling out of Iraq: 256 vote against, 153 vote for
The House on Friday handily rejected a timetable for pulling U.S. forces out of Iraq, culminating a fiercely partisan debate between Republicans and Democrats feeling the public’s apprehension about war and the onrushing midterm campaign season.
In a 256-153 vote, the GOP-led House approved a nonbinding resolution that praises U.S. troops, labels the Iraq war part of the larger global fight against terrorism and says an “arbitrary date for the withdrawal or redeployment” of troops is not in the national interest.
Here’s the roll call vote. Three Republicans voted along with the Democrats: Reps. Paul, Duncan, and Leach.