House vote on funding military action in Libya
Two U.S. House votes on Libya today, then they go on recess until after the 4th.
Both Republican and Democratic members of Congress are challenging President Obama on his handling of the mission and his failure to seek Congressional approval.
The House of Representatives rebuked President Obama's incursion in Libya. Lawmakers overwhelmingly voted against a measure that would authorize the President to fight a “limited” war for one year. The vote, 123 - 295, reveals strong opposition in the House for the U.S. to continue assisting NATO with the aerial raids and military mission. The proposal is similar to one offered in the Senate by John McCain (R-AZ) and John Kerry (D-MA).
Funding military action in Libya, HR 2278 vote on barring Funds for Military to Support NATO with some exceptions
yea/nay: The bill did not pass 180 - 238
Republicans 144 - 89
Democratic 36 - 149
Not voting 14