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[H.R. 780 Introduced in House (IH)]

112th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 780

To provide that funds for operations of the Armed Forces in Afghanistan 
shall be obligated and expended only for purposes of providing for the 
  safe and orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan of all members of the 
Armed Forces and Department of Defense contractor personnel who are in 
                              Afghanistan.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 17, 2011

 Ms. Lee of California (for herself, Mr. Paul, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Stark, 
Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Towns, Ms. Waters, Mr. McDermott, Ms. 
   Woolsey, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Honda, Ms. 
   Speier, Mr. Welch, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. 
  Filner, Ms. Zoe Lofgren of California, Ms. Bass of California, Mr. 
Blumenauer, Ms. Chu, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Clay, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. 
Cummings, Ms. DeGette, Ms. Edwards, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Farr, Mr. Frank of 
 Massachusetts, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Garamendi, Ms. Hanabusa, Mr. Jackson of 
   Illinois, Ms. Jackson Lee of Texas, Mr. Jones, Ms. Eddie Bernice 
     Johnson of Texas, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. George Miller of 
   California, Ms. Moore, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Olver, Mr. Payne, Ms. 
 Pingree of Maine, Ms. Linda T. Sanchez of California, and Ms. Loretta 
    Sanchez of California) introduced the following bill; which was 
  referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the 
     Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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

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                                 A BILL


 
To provide that funds for operations of the Armed Forces in Afghanistan 
shall be obligated and expended only for purposes of providing for the 
  safe and orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan of all members of the 
Armed Forces and Department of Defense contractor personnel who are in 
                              Afghanistan.

    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 ``Responsible End to the War in 
Afghanistan Act''.

SEC. 2. STATEMENT OF POLICY.

    It is the policy of the United States to ensure that funds made 
available for operations of the Armed Forces in Afghanistan are to be 
used only for purposes of providing for the safe and orderly withdrawal 
from Afghanistan of all members of the Armed Forces and Department of 
Defense contractor personnel who are in Afghanistan.

SEC. 3. LIMITATION ON USE OF FUNDS FOR OPERATIONS OF THE ARMED FORCES 
              IN AFGHANISTAN.

    (a) Limitation.--Funds appropriated or otherwise made available 
under any provision of law for operations of the Armed Forces in 
Afghanistan shall be obligated and expended only for purposes of 
providing for the safe and orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan of all 
members of the Armed Forces and Department of Defense contractor 
personnel who are in Afghanistan.
    (b) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this Act shall be construed--
            (1) to authorize the use of funds for the continuation of 
        combat operations in Afghanistan while carrying out the safe 
        and orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan of all members of the 
        Armed Forces and Department of Defense contractor personnel who 
        are in Afghanistan; and
            (2) to prohibit or otherwise restrict the use of funds 
        available to any department or agency of the United States to 
        carry out diplomatic efforts or humanitarian, development, or 
        general reconstruction activities in Afghanistan.
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