Original Cosponsors to Rep. McGovern’s Afghanistan Exit Strategy Bill

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McGovern introduced H.R. 2404 Thursday morning with Original 73 cosponsors to date:

Jim McGovern (MA)
Walter Jones (NC)
Donna Edwards (MD)
John J. Duncan, Jr. (TN)
John Tierney (MA)
Carol Shea-Porter (NH)
Maurice Hinchey (NY)
John Olver (MA)
Lynn Woolsey (CA)
Steve Cohen (TN)
Phil Hare (IL)
Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI)
Keith Ellison (MN)
Dennis Kucinich (OH)
Jim McDermott (WA)
Peter DeFazio (OR)
Raul Grijalva (AZ)
Chaka Fattah (PA)
Diane Watson (CA)
Jan Schakowsky (IL)
Yvette Clarke (NY)
John Lewis (GA)
Neil Abercrombie (HI)
Ron Paul (TX)
Jose Serrano (NY)
Bob Filner (CA)
Peter Welch (VT)
Ed Whitfield (KY)
Tammy Baldwin (WI)
Paul Hodes (NH)
Dana Rohrabacher (CA)
Roscoe Bartlett (MD)
Tim Ryan (OH)
Bill Delahunt (MA)
Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX)
Donna Christensen (VI)
Marcy Kaptur (OH)
Donald Payne (NJ)
Chellie Pingree (ME)
John Conyers, Jr. (MI)
Tim Walz (MN)
Barbara Lee (CA)

Please keep those calls coming in.  Since the call-in day, we have picked up 32 original cosponsors:

Wm. Lacy Clay (MO)
Rush Holt (NJ)
Michael Capuano (MA)
Niki Tsongas (MA)
Bobby Rush (IL)
Betty Sutton (OH)
Maxine Waters (CA)
Alan Grayson (FL)
Luis Gutierrez (IL)
Danny K. Davis (IL)
Joe Sestak (PA)
Edolphus Towns (NY)

Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC)
Laura Richardson (CA)
Gwen Moore (WI)
Corinne Brown (FL)
Steve Rothman (NJ)
Nydia Velazquez (NY)
Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL)
Marion Barry (ARK)
Doris Matsui (CA)
Mike Thompson (CA)
Steve Kagen (WI)
Lloyd Doggett (TX)
Kurt Schrader (OR)
Sam Farr (CA)
Jim Oberstar (MN)
Bruce Braley (IA)
Jerry Costello (IL)
Tom Perriello (VA)
Jared Polis (CO)

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  • Ronnie Moehrke

    We’re doing the same old thing – blowing up civilians and running them out of their homes….ARGH!!! When do we LEARN!!!

  • Barnett Goodstein

    It is time we learned that we will never be able to leave either Iraq or Afghanistan if we must have a complete military success before being able to leave. The governments of either country do not wany us there. Why should we stay? The enemy hide behibd their own civilians, and when we bomb them, and kill their civilian shields, the government says we are murderers, and demands that we stop bombing the enemy. Enough said, We stop bombiing, and we leave them to their own country. When they kill their own civilioans, its okay. When we accidentally kill their civilians being used as shields for the Taliban, et al, we are murderers. Need we hear more than that? Let’s get out, and fight the terrorists elsewhere. NOW!

  • Russell Noel

    This is not the change I had in mind when I voted in 2008. I am still a voter. More money for war is like giving cake to a person on a diet. It is just wrong.

  • Zarrin Mortezaeian

    The war is not helping poeple in Iraq and Afghanestan, it is just the policy of capitalism to make advantage of thier resources. The result is just killing people, especially children and women who always to get hurt

  • Margaret J. Lilienthal

    Glad to see Bill Delahunt signed on to McGovern’s exit strategy bill (I thought it was a letter). I just called his office and asked his nice aide to tell him to vote against the supplemental war appropriations bill because killing Afghan and Pakistani women and children is not only immoral, it’s a guarantee we’ll be at war for eternity. I’m nearly 81 years old. We’ve been at war all my life. It’s time to try some justice and peace. A few first good steps would be to stop all US aid to Israel, bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan, close all US bases on foreign soil, create a real Good Neighbor policy to make amends for our invasions and thievery in Central and South America and the Islands, stop all US home foreclosures, reinstate laws banning usury, extend Medicare (single payer) to everyone, make sure our children get the best possible education. Just for starters.

  • Linda Keener

    I agree with you Margaret. I can’t understand why we are pooring all our resources into this war. We should leave Irag and Afghanistan – bring our men home. So many have lost their lives – our men, Iraqi and Afghani men, woman, and children and it’s time to stop. We will never rid the bad in these countries and as you said our presence is not wanted there. There is evil everywhere in the world and we’ll never rid it. Let’s stop this foolishness and put this money where it belongs – here in America.

  • Ed Evanko

    Very few of those who served in combat would vote in favor of future wars unless our own nation was attacked. Now the President wants additional funding to fight the war! Young men and women have to fight the wars that politicians start. Now in this era, I understand Primary Care individuals will have to pay additional costs because OMB doesn’t believe it has enough funds. Yet, our Government doesn’t hesitate to find money to engage in two wars, find additional funding to send money to Israel and yet, unable to take care of our veterans. If it wasn’t for the veterans of this country, where in the hell would we be? Our president always speaks: “Change is coming.” I agree I went from dollar bills to change – so I guess in his mind, that is change.We need to stop this foolishness and take care of America not worried about the oil pipelines in Afghanistan etc and bring our troops home now.
    Sadly one individual killed five of our troops because of stress. Why are we sending our troops on 3 & 4 tours to fight a war created by politicians!
    I definitely support Rep McGovern and those who co-sponsor his bill.

  • bob

    IF we are for CHANGE, we must get our own house in order!

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