The Spending Bill Stalls in the Senate

On Capitol Hill the fate of the Iraq war supplemental bill remains uncertain in the Senate.

The Senate began debating the spending bill on March 26, 2007 . It calls for the U.S. troops to be out of Iraq by late 2008.

The bill passed by a narrow margin in the House last week, but has stalled in the Senate. Republicans want troop withdrawal out of the bill. Plus, critics say the bill is packed with spending on things that have nothing to do with the war.

Democrats maintain they have a mandate from the people. Polls have repeatedly shown a majority of Americans want an end to the war in Iraq.

A Senate vote to strike the withdrawal language from the bill could come at any time.