Friday, June 24, 2011

Libya Resolution: House Rejects Measure To Authorize Libya Mission In Rebuke To Obama

Libya Resolution: House Rejects Measure To Authorize Libya Mission In Rebuke To Obama

The House has voted down a measure giving President Barack Obama the authority to continue the U.S. military action against Libya.

The vote was 295-123 on Friday. The congressional action has no immediate effect on American involvement but represents a repudiation of the commander in chief.

The vote marks the first time since 1999 that either House has voted against a military operation. The last time was over President Bill Clinton's authority in the Bosnian war.

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