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Nadler Won’t Vote for the Supplemental: 10 Down, 29 to Go

Jerrold NadlerAccording to Congress Daily ($), Jerry Nadler won’t vote for the supplemental as long as it contains the Lieberman language on detainee photos:

At issue for the anti-war Democrats is an amendment in the Senate-passed version of the supplemental that would allow Defense Secretary Gates to withhold any "photograph relating to the treatment of individuals engaged, captured, or detained after Sept. 11, 2001, by the Armed Forces of the United States" if he certifies that the release of the photos could endanger citizens or the armed forces.


Reps. Louise Slaughter and Jerrold Nadler, both D-N.Y., — who both previously voted for the supplemental — have said they would vote against the measure if it includes the FOIA provision. They are making the case against it to House Democratic leaders.

There are 39 Democrats needed to block the passage of the package that includes supplemental war funding in Afghanistan, the IMF European bank bailout and the Lieberman suppression of detainee photos. With the addition of Nadler, that means 10 members have said they will not vote for it. Rahm has not yet produced one of the 18 votes he needs to switch in order to get it passed.

Thanks to Nadler and Slaughter for fighting to keep the detainee photos from being suppressed at Joe Lieberman’s request. Give ’em a call and say "thank you":

Jerry Nadler 202-225-5635
Louise Slaughter 202-225-3615

Please keep calling progressive House members and let them know you support them in voting against the supplemental. Let us know what you hear with our Whip Tool.


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Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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