Saturday, January 20, 2007

Where Kansas Reps Stand on Bush's Escalation

Think Progress has compiled where almost all of the House and Senate stand on Bush's escalation.

THE CURRENT TALLY

(Last update: 11 AM, 1/19/07)










































































Dems Reps Ind Total
Oppose
213
31
1
245
Lenn Oppoose
24
19
0
43
Lean Support
0
24
0
24

Support
2
106
1
109

Refuse to Answer
4
32
0
36

Unknown
39
39
0
78

Total
282
251
2
535

Here's the Kansas delegation. Who'd have thunk that Sam Brownback has the most forthright position against the escalation. Will he follow it up by opposing attempts to filibuster an anti-escalation resolution? Will he join Chuck Hagel in supporting the anti-escalation resolution?

Rep. Jerry Moran (R, Ks-1) Lean Oppose

Moran says it doesn't make sense to send more troops if the Iraqi people aren't willing to set aside sectarian differences and commit to rebuilding their country.

Rep. Nancy Boyda (D, KS-2) Declined to answer

Democrat Nancy Boyda also declines to take a definitive position; she says she has –quote — “deep concerns'’ about the plan.

Rep. Dennis Moore (D, KS-3)Declined to answer

Democrat Dennis Moore isn’t taking a formal position on the plan, but he says any decision will be carefully scrutinized by the Democratic-controlled Congress.

Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R, KS-4)Support

“President Bush outlined a way forward in Iraq with Iraqi troops meeting the challenges and taking the lead. American forces will assist Iraqi troops as they stand up and take responsibility.”

Sen. Sam Brownback (R, KS) Oppose

“‘I do not believe that sending more troops to Iraq is the answer,’ Brownback said while traveling in Iraq. ‘Iraq requires a political rather than a military solution.’”

Sen. Pat Roberts (R, KS) Support

Roberts said his support for Bush’s plan is conditioned upon Iraqi forces stepping up efforts to end the sectarian violence and achieve stability. “At this point, I believe it is the only realistic choice given the regional instability and danger we face,” Roberts said. “But this support is not without limits if, as this mobilization takes effect, we do not see measurable progress.”

You can reach the Capitol switchboard toll-free at 800-614-2803. Just provide your zip code or ask for your members of Congress by name. It looks like Boyda and Moore need to hear from their constituents.

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