Pelosi Statement on War Funding Vote

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this afternoon after more than 100 Republicans voted “present” on an amendment to fund the war in Iraq and later voted against expanding educational benefits for veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan:

“With today’s vote, the Republicans have shown that they are confused and are in disarray.  House Republicans refused to pay for a war they support, and by voting against the GI bill, they refused to support our veterans when they come home.”