Text: H.R.2757 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (08/01/2011)


112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2757

To prohibit the use of funds to maintain United States Armed Forces and military contractors in Iraq after December 31, 2011, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
August 1, 2011

Ms. Lee of California (for herself, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Honda, Ms. Waters, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Ellison, and Mr. Jones) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To prohibit the use of funds to maintain United States Armed Forces and military contractors in Iraq after December 31, 2011, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Iraq Withdrawal Accountability Act of 2011”.

SEC. 2. Findings.

Congress makes the following findings:

(1) The Agreement Between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq On the Withdrawal of United States Forces from Iraq and the Organization of Their Activities during Their Temporary Presence in Iraq states that the deadline for withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from Iraq is December 31, 2011.

(2) The American people support the withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from Iraq by the agreed upon deadline of December 31, 2011, and during the campaign of then presidential candidate Barack Obama, the President stated that he would end the war in Iraq and bring our troops home.

(3) It is estimated that the United States will save tens of billions of dollars by bringing all United States Armed Forces and military contractors safely home from Iraq by the agreed upon deadline of December 31, 2011.

(4) Leaving United States Armed Forces and military contractors in Iraq beyond the deadline is not in United States security interests, strategic interests, and economic interests.

SEC. 3. Statements of policy.

(a) In general.—It is the policy of the United States to withdraw all United States Armed Forces and military contractors from Iraq by December 31, 2011.

(b) Amendment to timeline.—Furthermore, it is the policy of the United States that no provision of any agreement between the United States and Iraq that amends the timeline for such withdrawal in a manner that obligates the United States to a security commitment to respond to internal or external threats against Iraq after such date shall be in force with respect to the United States unless the agreement is in the form of a treaty requiring the advice and consent of the Senate (or is intended to take that form in the case of an agreement under negotiation) or is specifically authorized by an Act of Congress enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 4. Prohibition on use of funds.

(a) In general.—No funds may be used as follows:

(1) To maintain United States Armed Forces or military contractors in Iraq after December 31, 2011.

(2) To establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq.

(3) To exercise United States control over any oil resource of Iraq.

(b) Exception.—Paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a) shall not apply to the use of funds to retain members of the United States Armed Forces in such numbers as the President considers required for protection of the United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.