In a very conservative Congress, 188
Representatives vote to cut funding the School of the Americas/WHINSEC, including 29 Republicans
Last week Congress voted on an amendment to cut funding for WHINSEC/SOA after compelling arguments from Representatives who support the amendment. Although the vote was 218 to 188 against the amendment, it was a strong show of support from a very conservative Congress. Many thanks to all SOA Watch volunteers and their efforts!
Remember that HR 1217–legislation that calls for the closure and investigation of SOA/WHINSEC–is still alive and has 134 cosponsors in the House, including all Democrats from New York. Visit SOA Watch’s Legislative Action page for updates and info on how to help get the bill passed.