Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA2) says the United States should consider pulling its military forces out of Afghanistan sooner than currently scheduled.
He says he does not have a specific date in mind for a withdrawal at this point.
“The President has already moved up his timetable from 2014 to the goal of late 2013,” says Rep. Loebsack, “I think we should move it up even sooner than that. There is no way around that.”
State Senator John Sullivan (D-47) said Governor Pat Quinn will have to work hard to convince lawmakers to pass initiatives laid out in the State of the State speech.
But the Rushville Democrat said one of Governor Quinn's initiatives should receive bi-partisan support. It's the tax credit for businesses to hire returning veterans.