House Strikes Down Libyan Campaign Resolution

H. J. Res. 68, authorizing the limited use of the United States Armed Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya, was voted down in the House by a vote of 295 – 123.

The bill, introduced by Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL-23) would have authorized the President to continue the use of US Armed Forces to support NATO operations in Libya for one year, and at the same time, bar the presence of ground troops there except for rescue operations.

Eight Republicans – Dent (PA-15), Dreier (CA-26), King (NY-3), King (IA-5), Kinzinger (IL-11), McCotter (MI-11), Rivera (FL-25), and Rogers (MI-8), – were joined by 115 Democrats in support of the President’s venture to aid the rebels in Libya.

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