From Reuters via the Washington Post :

House passes bill to withdraw troops from Iraq

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defying a White House veto threat, the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation to bring combat troops out of Iraq by April 1, 2008.

"By a vote of 223-201, the Democratic-controlled House approved the legislation in the hope it will pressure the Senate to attach a similar mandatory troop withdrawal timetable to a military policy bill it is debating."

Abbreviated story here.

Texas 17 Representative Chet Edwards voted for the bill, which is not expected pass the Senate.

As of now, no comment or explanation from the Congressman: his website here.