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The Senate has refused to invoke cloture on the resolution to disapprove of the trooop surge in Iraq. The effort to cut-off debate failed by a vote of 56-34. Sixty votes were required. Seven Republicans voted for cloture.
The Democrats want to confine voting to their favorite resolution, which now is a simple up-or-down vote on the surge coupled with an expression of “support” for the troops. The Republicans want a fuller discussion that would include a vote on a resolution sponsored by Senators DeMint and Gregg to guarantee that Congress will not withhold funding from our troops who are in harm

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