May 7, 2008: House Democrats seek to press ahead with war funding bill (AP)

  • “They bypassed the (Appropriations) committee. They refused to allow us to have any amendments,” said House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio. “And so the voices of half the American people are not allowed to be heard on the House floor.”
  • The American people are puzzled, perplexed and I think angry” that money is going toward Iraq when there are still emergencies inside the United States, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., told reporters. Copyright © 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.