U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War

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The following chart is a summary of votes taken in the U.S. House of Representatives with regards to the Iraq War since it began in March 2003. Following a brief description of each vote is a link for "more info," which leads to in-depth Congresspedia coverage of the particular bill and its consideration in the House.


 


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Scored vote

Scorecard: National Journal 2007 House Scorecard

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"Disapprove President Bush's "surge" deployment of additional U.S. troops in Iraq. February 16. (246-182)"

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/house_votes.htm)


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Scored vote

Scorecard: National Journal 2007 House Scorecard

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"Require the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq 180 days after enactment of this bill. May 10. (171-255)"

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/house_votes.htm)

Bill number and short form Date Result Description
H.AMDT.608 to H.J.RES.114: Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 October 10, 2002 Failed Urges the president to use diplomacy and work through the United Nations rather than launching a military strike against Iraq. (more info at full article)
H.AMDT.609 to H.J.RES.114: Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 October 10, 2002 Failed Requires the president to obtain congressional approval before using military force against Iraq if a United Nations resolution could not be obtained. (more info at full article)
H.J.RES.114: Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 October 10, 2002 Failed Recommits the resolution with instructions requiring the president to submit to Congress an estimate of the impact of the war on the U.S. economy, Iraqi citizens, and international stability. (more info at full article)
H.J.RES.114: Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 October 11, 2002 Passed Authorizing the president to use military force in order to defend the national security of the U.S. against Iraq. (more info at full article)
H.R.1559: Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 April 3, 2003 Passed Supplemental appropriations bill for FY 2003. Allows consideration of the measure. (more info at full article)
H.AMDT.146 to H.R.1588: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 May 22, 2003 Passed Defense appropriations bill for FY 2004. Amendment castigates France for its anti-war stance on Iraq. (more info at full article)
H.AMDT.194 to H.R.2417: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 June 26, 2003 Failed Intelligence appropriations bill for FY 2004. Amendment calling for an audit into all telephone and electronic communications between the CIA and the office of Vice President Cheney on the subject of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. (more info at full article)
H.AMDT.195 to H.R.2417: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 June 26, 2003 Failed Intelligence appropriations bill for FY 2004. Amendment calling for a study into how much intelligence was shared between the Pentagon and U.N. inspectors in the months leading up to the war.(more info at full article)
H.RES.557: War in Iraq Anniversary resolution May 17, 2004 Passed Allowing for the consideration of rules on a resolution declaring that the U.S. and the world are safer with Saddam Hussein out of power in Iraq. (more info at full article)
H.RES.557: War in Iraq Anniversary resolution May 17, 2004 Passed Approving the rules on a resolution declaring that the U.S. and the world are safer with Saddam Hussein out of power in Iraq. (more info at full article)
H.RES.557: War in Iraq Anniversary resolution May 17, 2004 Passed Affirming that the U.S. and the world are safer with Saddam Hussein out of power in Iraq. (more info at full article)
H.RES.627: Condemning Iraq Abuse of Prisoners resolution May 6, 2004 Passed Allowing for the consideration of a resolution condemning abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. troops. (more info at full article)
H.RES.628: Condemning Iraq Abuse of Prisoners resolution May 6, 2004 Passed Deploring the abuse of persons in U.S. custody in Iraq. (more info at full article)
H.AMDT.214 to H.R.1815: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 May 25, 2005 Failed Defense appropriations bill for FY 2006. Expressing sense of Congress that the president ought to develop a plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq. (more info at full article)
H.R.1815: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 May 25, 2005 Passed Defense appropriations bill for FY 2006. Authorizes funds for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy. (more info at full article)

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H.CON.RES.63: Iraq War Policy resolution February 16, 2007 Passed Expressing disagreements with President Bush's decision to send over 20,000 additional U.S. combat troops to Iraq. (more info at full article)

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H.R.1591: U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health, and Iraq Accountability Act, 2007 March 23, 2007 Passed Supplemental appropriations bill. Providing $124 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (and other purposes). Requiring that U.S. withdraw all combat troops by Sept. 1, 2008. (more info at full article)

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H.R.1591: U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health, and Iraq Accountability Act, 2007 (Conference report) April 25, 2007 Passed Supplemental appropriations bill. Providing $124 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (and other purposes). Requiring that U.S. begin withdrawing troops in 2007. Recommending that the withdrawal be complete by March 2008. (more info at full article)
H.R.1591: U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health, and Iraq Accountability Act, 2007 (to override President Bush's veto) May 2, 2007 Failed Supplemental appropriations bill. Providing $124 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (and other purposes). Requiring that U.S. begin withdrawing troops in 2007. Recommending that the withdrawal be complete by March 2008. (more info at full article)

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H.R.2237: To provide for the redeployment of United States Armed Forces and defense contractors from Iraq. May 10, 2007 Failed Mandating that U.S. combat troop withdrawal from Iraq begin within three months, and that it be completed six months after that. Then, the bill mandated, no congressional money could be used for military operations (though there would be an allowance for certain types of special-ops activities). (more info at full article)

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H.R.2206: U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 May 10, 2007 Passed Supplemental appropriations bill. Providing funding for the Iraq War through July, at which point Congress would vote again on funding through September. (more info at full article)

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H.R.2206: U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 May 24, 2007 Passed Supplemental appropriations bill. Providing funding for the Iraq War with non-binding benchmarks for Iraqi progress. (more info at full article)
H.R. 2956: Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act July 12, 2007 Passed Bill to require U.S. to begin removing troops from Iraq within 120 days and have only a "limited presence" in the country by Apr. 2008. (more info at full article)

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