Seems the Democrats are not doing much of anything to end the war in Iraq. Maybe now that there is a bit more security provided by Sunni groups paid for by the US who have managed to control Al Qaeda in some of the most violent prone areas the Democrats think they don't need to worry about the war. However, in the long run this may just produce more Shia, Sunni violence. The American populace still is opposed to the war and US casualties continue even though at a lesser rate. This is from BBC news.
The US House of Representatives has voted for a $555bn (£277bn) federal budget, with an extra $70bn for the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan.