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Rep. Lee Introduces Resolution Of Inquiry Into DSM

Rep. Lee Introduces Resolution Of Inquiry


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Congresswoman Barbara Lee (Dem., Calif.) today introduced - along with 26 co-sponsors - a Resolution of Inquiry in the House of Representatives which, if passed, will require the White House and the State Department to "transmit all information relating to communication with officials of the United Kingdom between January 1, 2002, and October 16, 2002, relating to the policy of the United States with respect to Iraq."

The text of the Resolution, a list of current co-sponsors, a list of the relevant committee members, and a new flyer to use at Saturday's events are here:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/902

The resolution must be voted on in committee within 14 legislative days of its introduction. It is expected to be referred to the House International Relations Committee. The Republicans who control the committee may take the matter up right away, hoping to vote it down before the August recess. If they do not, they will be required to take it up by September 16th.

The more Congress Members in the full House who co-sponsor the resolution, the more likely committee members are to vote for it.

Committee members should be asked not only to vote for it but to discuss it at length and engage in a substantive debate when the committee meets, so that members who oppose it have to give reasons.

This Resolution is important because the information in the Downing Street Documents so strongly suggests that President Bush intentionally deceived Congress about the reasons for war. If that is not the case, then releasing the documents requested here will clear that up – something the President should be eager to do.

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/902


SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE INVESTIGATION

On June 22, 2005, ten senators sent a letter to Roberts and to the Vice Chairman, Senator John Rockefeller. The letter strongly urged the committee to conduct the investigation it committed to over a year ago. The Senators who signed the letter were Kerry, Johnson, Corzine, Reed, Lautenberg, Boxer, Kennedy, Harkin, Bingaman, and Durbin.

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/515

U.S. citizens should call on the other 90 senators to draft and jointly sign a similar statement. Ask each of your two senators if they will take the lead in drafting such a letter, and if they will sign such a letter if it is drafted. Here is a new flyer to use at Saturday's events:

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/901


BETWEEN 300 AND 400 EVENTS PLANNED FOR SATURDAY

On July 23, over 300 - 400 events around the United States will mark the three-year anniversary of the meeting at #10 Downing Street in London, England, that was recorded in the now infamous minutes known as the "Downing Street Memo."

Sign up to attend an event:
http://heh.pl/&tm

Get resources (including sample press advisories) and sign up to host a house party:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/526

Read about the largest of the planned events hosted by members of Congress:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/863


ASK C-SPAN TO COVER

Email, fax, and phone C-span to request coverage of the major events above:

http://capwiz.com/pdamerica/issues/alert/?alertid=7852366&type=CU


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