Resolution of Inquiry into pre-Iraq war U.S.-U.K. correspondance fails by one vote
Friday, September 16, 2005
The U.S. House Committee on International Relations voted Wednesday on a Resolution of Inquiry that would have required the White House and State Department to "transmit all information relating to communication with officials of the United Kingdom between January 1, 2002, and October 16, 2002, relating to the policy of the United States with respect to Iraq." The resolution comes in response to questions that have been raised by senior intelligence officials and information revealed in leaked U.K. documents such as the Downing Street Memo, regarding the handling of pre-war intelligence by the Bush administration, and the planning and execution of the Iraq war.
Originally proposed by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), the Resolution of Inquiry had 83 co-sponsors at the time of voting, including one Republican member of the International Relations Committee, Jim Leach, who was the only Republican voting in favor of the resolution.
YES PRESENT NO Dem 20 0 0 Rep 1 1 22 TOTAL 21 1 22
Some members of the committee from each party were absent.
- Staff & contributors. "Rep. Lee Introduces Resolution of Inquiry into Iraq War Planning" — , July 7, 2005
- Liz Sidoti. "House GOP Derails Democratic Inquiries" — , September 14, 2005