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U.S. Congress votes against Libya funding

Posted By admin On June 14, 2011 @ 8:08 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
June 14, 2011

The US House of Representatives voted to prohibit the use of funds for American military operations in Libya.

Lawmakers adopted the amendment to a military appropriations bill by a vote of 248 to 163.

A number of members of Congress have recently expressed their dissatisfaction at President Barack Obama’s decision to go ahead with operations in Libya in March and to continue without congressional authorization.

The amendment, introduced by Democratic representative Brad Sherman from California, invokes the War Powers Resolution, a 1973 law that limits presidential powers on sending troops abroad into combat zones without the consent of Congress.

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[5] PNAC Cabal Warns Congress To Back Off Over Libya: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pnac-cabal-warns-congress-to-back-off-over-libya.html

[6] Kucinich, Ron Paul: Get US troops out of Pakistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/kucinich-ron-paul-get-us-troops-out-of-pakistan.html

[7] Bipartisan Congress Rebuffs Obama on Libya Mission: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bipartisan-congress-rebuffs-obama-on-libya-mission.html

[8] NATO admits UK and France may have troops in Libya: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nato-admits-uk-and-france-may-have-troops-in-libya.html

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