Senate Democrats

Democratic Leaders Will Bring Concerns Of The American People To White House

Washington, DC– Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi today issued the following statement in response to President Bush’s rejection of Democrats’ invitations to work with Congress on changing course in Iraq:

“Democrats in Congress want to sit down with the President to talk about the best way to both fully fund our troops and move forward in Iraq. We have sent him repeated requests to do so, the most recent today. We have been disappointed with the President’s decision to avoid a serious, substantive discussion with Congress on Iraq.

“We will be at the White House on Wednesday to talk with the President. We will listen to his position, but in return we will insist that he listen to concerns of the American people that his policies in Iraq have failed and we need to change course.”