House Adopts Resolution on U.S. Role in Libya

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Washington, D.C. (AP) - The House has adopted a resolution rebuking President Barack Obama for dispatching U.S. military forces against Libya without congressional approval.

The vote was 268-145. The White House objected, saying the
measure was "unnecessary and unhelpful."

The measure by Speaker John Boehner says the president has
failed to provide a "compelling rationale" for the nearly 3-month
old operation to aid rebels battling Moammar Gadhafi's forces.
Democrats and Republicans complained that Obama ignored Congress' constitutional authority to declare war.

The nonbinding measure insists that Obama provide Congress with
details on the scope of the mission and its costs within 14 days.
It also bars U.S. ground forces except to rescue an American
service member.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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