House Votes Down Measure Directing President to Withdraw From Libya

House Concurrent Resolution 51 was rejected by a vote of 265-148. The resolution simply states: “Pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1544(c)), Congress directs the President to remove the United States Armed Forces from Libya by not later than the date that is 15 days after the date of the adoption of this concurrent resolution.”

This direct signal to the President that he is in violation of the law was supported by 87 Republicans and 61 Democrats, led by the sponsors: Kucinich (OH-10), Braley (IA-1), Burton (IN-5), Capuano (MA-8), Conyers (MI-14), Johnson (IL-15), Jones, NC-3), Lee (CA-9), McClintock CA-4), Paul (TX-14), Stark (CA-13), and Woolsey (CA-6).



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