Sen. Salazar Talks Iraq, Immigration

Today Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar introduced a bill to follow through with recommendations from the Iraq Study Group, a Congressional commission that was appointed  to report and recommend action regarding the U.S. occupation in Iraq.

Salazar also has plans to talk about the bill along with the ongoing debate over comprehensive immigration reform tomorrow. From the release today:

Today, United States Senator Ken Salazar introduced his bipartisan bill, which is gaining momentum in the Senate, to implement the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group into law, giving America a new way forward in Iraq.  Senator Salazar was joined, at a press conference Tuesday introducing the legislation, by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Bob Bennett (R-UT), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Judd Gregg (R-NH), Robert Casey (D-PA), John Sununu (R-NH) and Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), in introducing the ‘Iraq Study Group (ISG) Recommendations Implementation Act of 2007.’

The Iraq Study Group released its final report in December of 2006, recommending a phased withdrawal of US troops  from Iraq.

More to come tomorrow.

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Erin Rosa

Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature.

Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state.

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