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New Diplomatic Offensive for Iraq (H.R. 3797) | November 1, 2007

From the Friends Committee on National Legislation:

Congressman Hobson [R-7 OH] was one of 35 Republicans to cosponsor the Iraq Study Group Implementation Act. Now we hope you will persuade him to cosponsor another piece of legislation that would translate the inclusive diplomacy recommended by the study group into U.S. policy.
This new legislation, the New Diplomatic Offensive for Iraq (H.R. 3797), has 22 cosponsors right now. The House leadership has indicated it will bring this legislation to a vote if we can increase the number of cosponsors to between 40 and 50 and demonstrate the legislation has strong bipartisan support.This legislation would be a step toward establishing a new U.S. policy in Iraq and the region based on negotiations with all of Iraq’s neighbors to ease tensions in the region, help stabilize Iraq, and facilitate U.S. withdrawal. This legislation could also put an important speed bump in the way of plans for war with Iran. We at FCNL believe that congressional support for direct talks with Iran, Syria, and Iraq’s other neighbors is crucial to extricating the U.S. from Iraq and preventing a wider war.

The House leadership refused to bring the previous ISG bill to a vote. But H.R. 3797 offers a new chance to push the U.S. down the road to the diplomacy needed to end the war.

Take Action

Write, email or call Congressman Hobson. Ask him to cosponsor H.R. 3797, the New Diplomatic Offensive for Iraq Act. Remind your member that he cosponsored the similar Iraq Study Group Implementation Act and urge that he not pass up what is likely to be the best opportunity in the 110th Congress to move the diplomatic agenda forward.

Representative David L. Hobson (R – 07) 202-225-4324 http://www.house.gov/hobson/formmail.htm

Contacting 3rd District Congressman Mike Turner is also urged:

Representative Mike Turner (R – 03) 202-225-6465 http://www.house.gov/miketurner/IMA/contact.shtml

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