By Robert Willmann
Ten years ago in March the U.S. House of Representatives voted on concurrent resolution number 28 to use the War Powers Act, technically called the War Powers Resolution, to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of that year . Introduced by Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, the bill had 12 co-sponsors, which included two Republicans, Ron Paul of Texas and Walter Jones of North Carolina . When the bill came up for a vote on 17 March 2011, it lost by 321 to 93, with one person voting present and 17 not voting .
Congressman Ron Paul spoke on the House floor for five and a half minutes—
Within the first 30 seconds, Paul said, “… if we [do not leave by the end of 2011], we’ll be there for another decade, would be my prediction”.
What are the members of Congress who are still there who voted against the resolution doing today, besides hiding under their desks?
 Title 50, U.S. Code, chapter 33. War Powers Resolution.
 House Concurrent Resolution 28, introduced on 9 March 2011.
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