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December 18, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 3875 proposed by Senator Feingold to Amendment SA 3874.
December 18, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Proposed amendment SA 3875, pursuant to the order of December 18, 2007, having failed to achieve the required 60 votes in the affirmative, was withdrawn in Senate.
December 18, 2007, 6:59 pm ET - Feingold Amdt. No. 3875

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SA 3875. Mr. FEINGOLD (for himself, Mr. REID, Mr. LEAHY, Mr. DODD, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. KERRY, Mr. HARKIN, Mr. WHITEHOUSE, Mr. WYDEN, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. SCHUMER, Mr. OBAMA, Mr. SANDERS, Mr. MENENDEZ, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. BROWN, and Mrs. CLINTON) proposed an amendment to amendment SA 3874 proposed by Mr. MCCONNELL (for himself, Mr. LIEBERMAN, Mr. INOUYE,
Mr. STEVENS, Mr. COCHRAN, and Mr. WARNER) to the bill H.R. 2764, making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. __. SAFE REDEPLOYMENT OF UNITED STATES TROOPS FROM IRAQ.
(a) Transition of Mission.--The President shall promptly transition the mission of the United States Armed Forces in Iraq to the limited and temporary purposes set forth in subsection (d).
(b) Commencement of Safe, Phased Redeployment From Iraq.--The President shall commence the safe, phased redeployment of members of the United States Armed Forces from Iraq who are not essential to the limited and temporary purposes set forth in subsection (d). Such redeployment shall begin not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and shall be carried out in a manner that protects the safety and security of United States troops.
(c) Use of Funds.--No funds appropriated or otherwise made available under any provision of law may be obligated or expended to continue the deployment in Iraq of members of the United States Armed Forces after the date that is nine months after the date of the enactment of this Act.
(d) Except for Limited and Temporary Purposes.--The prohibition under subsection (c) shall not apply to the obligation or expenditure of funds for the following limited and temporary purposes:
(1) To conduct targeted operations, limited in duration and scope, against members of al Qaeda and affiliated international terrorist organizations.
(2) To provide security for United States Government personnel and infrastructure.
(3) To provide training to members of the Iraqi Security Forces who have not been involved in sectarian violence or in attacks upon the United States Armed Forces, provided that such training does not involve members of the United States Armed Forces taking part in combat operations or being embedded with Iraqi forces.
(4) To provide training, equipment, or other materiel to members of the United States Armed Forces to ensure, maintain, or improve their safety and security.


SA 3876. Mr. LEVIN (for himself, Mr. Reed, Mr. Voinovich, Mr. Hagel, Ms. Snowe, Mr. Reid, and Mr. Salazar, proposed an amendment to amendment SA 3874 proposed by Mr. McConnell (for himself, Mr. Lieberman, Mr. Inouye, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Cochran, and Mr. Warner) to the bill H.R. 2764, making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations,
and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:

SEC.
__. It is the sense of Congress that the missions of the United States Armed Forces in Iraq should be transitioned to the more limited set of missions laid out by the President in his September 13, 2007, address to the Nation, that is, to counterterrorism operations and training, equipping, and supporting Iraqi forces, in addition to the necessary mission of force protection, with the goal of completing that transition by the end of 2008.



(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Dec 18, 2007.)