Senate Democrats

Sen. Webb’s Statement in Response to Secretary of Defense Gates and General Pace Regarding Webb Amendment on Dwell Time for our Troops

It is fully to be expected that the administration would oppose this amendment.  The intention of the amendment is to rectify an inequity brought about by administration policies.  I had a personal discussion with Secretary Gates on Wednesday and modified the amendment to address his major concerns. It is an appropriate area for Congress to act, and we stand by the amendment.