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WASHINGTON, D.C.--Today Congress is headed toward showdown votes on Iraq. A vote could come today in a Senate committee on a revived pullout plan. The 122 (b) billion-dollar spending measure that urges a withdrawal of U-S forces from Iraq within a year. It declares that U-S troops, quote, "should not be policing a civil war." In the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans a vote tomorrow on an even bigger funding bill that would require a pullout by September 2008. The vote is expected to be very close, with Democratic party officials predicting a razor-thin margin of approval. Republicans are almost unanimously against the bill, charging it micromanages the war effort. They're also unhappy that Democrats added about 20 (b) billiondollars in spending on unrelated projects to try to win the support of wavering lawmakers. President Bush has promised to veto any pullout plan that reaches his desk.

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