Read Dem lawmakers's letter to Boehner

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday called on GOP leaders to launch a floor debate on the Obama administration's use of force against Islamic militants in Iraq. 

But the House minority leader stopped short of insisting that lawmakers vote on the issue, as some of her liberal troops are urging.

"We shouldn't be silent about what our views might be, one way or another," she said during a press call. "Whether that takes the form of a vote … depends on what the president is doing, what he has informed us of, and whether we believe that there is a need for a vote.

Dem lawmakers urge debate on Iraq 

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