Washington, D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s speech last night requesting $67 billion dollars of military spending in Iraq and Afghanistan and $20 billion of infrastructure spending:
"President Bush owes the American people a full accounting of what has already been spent in Iraq and a detailed plan for future spending. Already facing a nearly half trillion-dollar deficit, American taxpayers deserve to know how this spending will affect our ability to address the unmet needs in our own country.
"Congress will provide our service men and women with whatever resources they need to accomplish their mission. The President’s spending request on infrastructure will be subjected to a higher level of scrutiny."