State Sen. Donald Betts, D‑Wichita, filed a resolution that would put Kansas lawmakers on record of being opposed to Bush’s call for 21,500 more troops in Iraq.
At a minimum, the resolution states, Bush should seek approval from Congress before sending more troops, and that Congress should prohibit the president from spending taxpayer dollars on an escalation in Iraq without his first seeking congress
The measure would be entirely symbolic, but a powerful symbol. Senator Betts represents the Wichita area, and has also sponsored legislation cracking down on payday loansharks. Tell your state senators to support this bill.