From: Rep Rosenbaum [mailto:Rosenbaum.Rep@state.or.us]
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2007 3:54 PM
Subject: House Committee to Hold Iraq Hearings
House Committee on Elections, Ethics and Rules
Rep. Diane Rosenbaum, Chair
February 23, 2007
Contact: Diane Rosenbaum (503) 986-1442
Monday Hearing to Focus on Iraq War
House Committee Invites Public to Attend, Testify
SALEM-The House Committee on Elections, Ethics, and Rules will convene Monday morning for discussion of a resolution condemning President Bush’s policy of escalation in Iraq and urging Congress to bring troops home. Rep. Diane Rosenbaum (D-Portland), the Committee Chair, has joined Rep. Chip Shields (D-Portland) and Rep. Paul Holvey (D-Eugene) as Chief Sponsors of the Oregon Homeward Bound Act of 2007.
“Because of the war in Iraq, we are losing neighbors and loved ones, we are breaking up families, and we are spending away our financial stability,” according to Representative Rosenbaum. “This war is hurting families and communities all across Oregon . On Monday, this committee plans to give those Oregonians a voice.”
The Committee plans to hear testimony from members of the public. Those invited include, but are not limited to, families who have lost loved ones in the war, community service providers who have felt the fiscal impact of the war, and area clergy whose faith communities are affected.
The hearing will be held in Hearing Room E, but overflow seating will be made available if the room exceeds capacity.
WHO: House Committee on Elections, Ethics and Rules; Rep. Diane Rosenbaum, Chair
WHAT: Hearing on Iraq War Resolution
WHEN: Monday, February 26, 2007
WHERE: Oregon State Capitol, Hearing Room E
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