Iraq Study Group Recommendation Implementation Act of 2007

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The Iraq Study Group Recommendation Implementation Act of 2007 (S.1545) would implement the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group. It was introduced on June 5, 2007 in the Senate by Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) with eight bipartisan co-sponsors.[1] The bill would effectively make the Iraq Study Group's 79 recommendations the policy of the United States. It would ask the Bush administration to work with military and diplomatic leaders to implement those recommendations. It was referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in June 2007, where it has received no action.


Main article: Congressional actions to end the Iraq War in the 110th Congress

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Current status


This bill never became law. It was referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, which is where it currently remains.

Bill summary

The bill "embraces the recommendations in the Iraq Study Group Report issued by the bipartisan Baker Hamilton Commission."[2] It is intended to create conditions that could allow for a reduction of American combat forces in Iraq by March 2008. Under S.1545, the U.S. military could maintain a long-term, but more limited, presence in Iraq. The focus would be on protecting American personnel and interests, training and advising Iraqi forces, and carrying out counter-terrorism and special operations missions."[3]

Main article: Congressional actions to end the Iraq War in the 110th Congress

Support

The following members of the Senate cosponsored the bill:

Opposition

The bill did not have a specific date for a withdrawal from Iraq. Democrats urged for a terms to bring troops home. But many Rebublicans refused to support the bill that would include a specific time. Sen. John E. Sununu claimed that "I just don't think it makes sense to announce to your enemies what date you're going to begin withdrawing and what date you're going to complete withdrawing." <ref> [1] </ref>

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References

  1. Co-sponsors of S.1545, GovTrack.US, accessed July 6, 2007.
  2. The Iraq Study Group is also known as the Baker Hamilton Commission
  3. Staff, "GOP Congressman Joins Sen. Domenici in Breaking With White House on War," Editor &amp;amp; Publisher, July 5, 2007.

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