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The Hill: Democrats try to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan through spending amendment

February 18, 2011
In The News

By Pete Kasperowicz 
House Democrats on Thursday night were trying to end the war in Afghanistan by pressing for an amendment that limits military spending in that country.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) proposed an amendment that would only allow $10 billion to be spent on Afghanistan operations, which several Democrats said would be enough to safely withdraw troops.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said the Republican spending bill for FY 2011 allows for $100 billion in spending, which she said "doesn't sound like we're winding down."