Lawmakers will hold hearing on Iraq resolution |

Lawmakers will hold hearing on Iraq resolution

DENVER – Peace activists, the families of soldiers and anyone else with an opinion on the war in Iraq will be invited to weigh in on a legislative resolution criticizing President Bush’s decision to send more troops to the country.A hearing has been scheduled for March 14 and it will probably be held in the Old Supreme Court chambers, the largest hearing room in the state Capitol, Sen. Ron Tupa, D-Boulder, said Friday.Lawmakers usually don’t hold hearings on resolutions, which don’t have the force of law. Instead they usually just put them straight to a vote on the floor of the House or Senate.”I think it’s an important enough issue that it should get a fair hearing,” Tupa said.Senate Minority Leader Sen. Andy McElhany, R-Colorado Springs, opposes having Colorado lawmakers trying to “micromanage” the war in Iraq anyway but objected to holding a hearing too.

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