A war bill timeline
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In April, Democratic leaders began advancing a $124 billion bill that would provide emergency funds for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but would also set a timetable for when US troops would begin coming home from Iraq. Specifically, the bill calls for troop withdrawals to begin Oct. 1, and includes provisions that they could begin as soon as July 1 if the Iraqi government does not meet certain criteria. The bill ultimately calls for a removal of all US troops by April 1, 2008. From left, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other top Democrats spoke to the press after a meeting with President Bush over the bill.
In April, Democratic leaders began advancing a $124 billion bill that would provide emergency funds for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but would also set a timetable for when US troops would begin coming home from Iraq.

Specifically, the bill calls for troop withdrawals to begin Oct. 1, and includes provisions that they could begin as soon as July 1 if the Iraqi government does not meet certain criteria. The bill ultimately calls for a removal of all US troops by April 1, 2008.

From left, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other top Democrats spoke to the press after a meeting with President Bush over the bill.
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