ThinkProgress is keeping track of where every member of Congress stands on escalation. Using media reports, press releases, and submissions from hundreds of readers, we’ve compiled an interactive tally showing every member’s position. (Check it out HERE.)
But we still need your help. Dozens of officials have either said nothing publicly about escalation or are explicitly refusing to state their position. For instance, in Louisiana, both Rep. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) “declined to take a position” on Bush’s new policy. Rep. Nancy Boyda (D-KS) acknowledged “deep concerns” about escalation but “decline[d] to take a definitive position.” Other notable members of Congress — such as Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), the prime congressional advocate of the Iraq Study Group — appear to have made no public comment about Bush’s policy.
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