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For Immediate Release
March 30, 2007

Setting the Record Straight: Democrats Are Delaying Funding For Our Troops
Day 53 And Counting Since The President Submitted Emergency Supplemental Funding Request

     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight

"Fifty-three days after President Bush submitted his Iraq war emergency supplemental funding proposal, Democrats in Congress have not yet sent the President a bill he can sign. General Pace has made clear that there will be real consequences if we do not fund the troops by mid-April, and it is troubling that House Democrats have not even appointed conferees to resolve the differences between versions passed by the House and Senate. Instead of playing politics, Democrats should fund the troops with a bill that does not force retreat, handcuff our commanders, or contain billions of dollars in pork spending."

- White House Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino, 3/30/07

Democrats' Claim: The President "took too long to send his financing request to Congress." (Carl Hulse and Jeff Zeleny, "Defying Bush, Senate Passes Iraq Spending Measure," The New York Times, 3/30/07)

The President Submitted His Request 53 Days Ago

Democrats' Delay Of Funding Is Already Impacting Troops and Readiness

Democrats Are Pandering To Their Extreme Base At The Expense Of Funding For Our Troops

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