Sen. Snowe will co-sponsor an amendment calling for a troop pullout of Iraq.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine will co-sponsor a Democratic troop-withdrawal amendment that would bring U.S. troops home from Iraq by April 30, 2008, CNN learned from an aide Wednesday.
The senator from Maine became the second Republican to sign on as sponsor of the proposal by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Michigan, and Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, that calls for a withdrawal to begin within 120 days of the bill's passage. Gordon Smith, R-Oregon, also backs the measure.
Snowe indicated Tuesday she was leaning toward supporting it.
A vote on the proposal is expected late this week or early next.
- CNN Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash contributed to this report