Democrats seek to amend FY 2011 spending bill with troop limitation language

One bipartisan amendment from Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Ron Paul (R-Texas) and other members would prohibit funds from being used for any military involvement in Libya. A second, from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), would allow funding for Afghanistan only if it were used to withdraw troops from that country.

A third, from Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), would reduce U.S. troop presence in Europe.

Democrats are also hoping to approve amendments to extend unemployment insurance for another 14 weeks, and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) has offered three amendments. Two of these would redirect federal school voucher funds to private schools, and the other would allow the District to spend its own money on abortions.

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