Larsen Votes to Change Mission in Iraq, Begin Strategic Redeployment Immediately
Washington, DC, November 14, 2007
U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted with a majority of his colleagues in favor of H.R. 4156, legislation to change the mission of U.S. forces in Iraq and begin the redeployment of U.S. troops within 30 days of the bill’s enactment. The bill provides $50 billion to meet the needs of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and prohibits the deployment of any troops not fully trained and equipped. Larsen released the following statement after the bill passed the House by a vote of 218 to 203, with one Member voting present.