Originally Posted by drhess
What bills (year, number), or amendments to what billls, are being discussed when people talk about Kerry's alleged flip-flop on the Iraq war? Thanks.
Go to http://thomas.loc.gov
Click on "bill summary and status." Search for "S 1689." This is the bill that appropriated $87 billion that Kerry voted against. The "version" of the bill that Kerry voted for was the Biden amendment, SA1796. It was not a substitute version of the bill, it just would have raised taxes on wealth individuals by $87 billion.
Also, at the top of the search page, click "107." Search for "S J Res 45" and "H J Res 114." These are the resolutions that authorized the Iraq war.
You can also search for S 762 in the 108th Congress. This bill provided about $73 billion for major combat operations in Iraq in April 2003. Kerry voted for it, as did all other Senators.