Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) today released the following statement after President Obama’s announcement of a full drawdown of U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year:

“The President’s announcement is a victory for America and another monumental step toward the end of the disastrous foreign policy of the Bush era. The President is fulfilling a promise to the American people to end this misguided war quickly and responsibly. For nearly a decade, Americans across the country spoke out against this war, and we can now turn the page on history. This is a long overdue victory for not just the people of Iraq, but the Progressive movement.

“As the President fulfills his promise to our country, we must also fulfill our promise to our veterans by ensuring that they and their familiesreceive the benefits they have earned and deserve.”