"Pelosi won't budge on troop pullback dates in war funding bill"Dec. 12, 2007
But a spokesman for Pelosi, Nadeam Elshami, said Democratic leaders do not plan to change this timeline or bring anything back to the floor before Congress leaves for the year.
"The speaker has said we will not initiate any funding legislation for the war this year," Elshami said. "The House has already passed $50 billion."
"Budget deal would probably give Bush victory on war funding"Well played, Democrats. Well played yet again.
Democratic lawmakers and staffers privately say they're closing in on a broad budget deal that would give President Bush as much as $70 billion in new war funding. ...
Democrats admit such a move would be highly controversial within their own party. Coming just weeks after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, vowed the White House would not get another dollar in war money this year
"The base will not be happy," said one senior Democratic aide, who requested anonymity to candidly discuss budget negotiations that have not been completed.