Pryor Wants More Information on Iraq

NOVEMBER 18, 2005 - Posted at 3:28 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Senator Mark Pryor says a Senate vote demanding more information on Iraq is a sign that lawmakers are demanding more accountability from the White House on progress in the war.

The Democrat from Arkansas says the Senate wants more power making decisions about the war.

The Senate on Tuesday approved a non-binding amendment that calls for 2006 to be "a period of significant transition to full Iraqi sovereignty."

The amendment passed on a 79-19 vote.  The measure also calls for the administration to explain its strategy for completing its mission in Iraq.

Pryor joined with Republicans to vote down an earlier amendment that would have called for the president to issue a timetable for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.  Fellow Democrat Blanche Lincoln supported the bill, which lost 58-40 Tuesday.

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