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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—UNITED STATES OF AMERICA—WAR POWERS RESOLUTION

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 769—That the Senate notes the resolution put to the United States of America's House of Representatives on 10 March 2010:

REMOVAL OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES FROM AFGHANISTAN

Pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1544(c)), Congress directs the President to remove the United States Armed Forces from Afghanistan—

 (1) by no later than the end of the period of 30 days beginning on the day on which this concurrent resolution is adopted; or

 (2) if the President determines that it is not safe to remove the United States Armed Forces before the end of that period, by no later than December 31, 2010, or such earlier date as the President determines that the Armed Forces can safely be removed.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,6


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamSiewert (Teller)Xenophon
Hanson-YoungMilne

NOES, 37



Senators—
AbetzCashLudwigPolley
AdamsColbeckLundyPratt
BackCollinsMarshallSherry
BernardiCormannMcEwenStephens
BilykCrossinMcGauranTroeth
BishopFeeneyMcLucasWilliams (Teller)
BrandisFieldingMinchinWortley
Brown, CarolFierravanti-WellsMoore
BushbyForshawNash
CameronJoyceParry

Question negatived.