U.S. House Bans Permanent Iraq Bases, King Votes No
Iowa Rep. Steve King was on the short end of a lopsided U.S. House vote Wednesday that bars the U.S. from establishing permanent bases in Iraq.
HR 2929, which would also limit the use of funds to exercise United States economic control of the oil resources of Iraq, passed 399 to 24, with the nays all coming from the GOP. The measure now moves to the Senate, where passage may be more difficult, and would face a likely presidential veto.
The four presidential candidates in the House -- Republicans Duncan Hunter, Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo and Democrat Dennis Kucinich -- all supported the measure.