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House Democrats Split on Murtha's Iraq Plan

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House Democrats Split on Murtha's Iraq Plan

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House Democrats Split on Murtha's Iraq Plan

House Democrats Split on Murtha's Iraq Plan

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After passing a nonbinding Iraq resolution before the recess, the House considers its next step.

But the plans of a key subcommittee chairman, Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), to impose restrictions on war funding have yet to win approval of the Democratic leadership.

Republicans say Murtha's plan is part of the Democrats' cut-and-run philosophy. There have not been discussions about rescinding the 2002 vote that authorized the war in the first place.

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