US House defeats move to stop funds for Libyan war

July 8, 2011 10:15


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WASHINGTON - A move to stop funding for President Barack Obama's military intervention in Libya was narrowly defeated in the US House of Representatives on Thursday, underscoring Congress' unhappiness with the undeclared war.

Both political parties split on the measure, highlighting how tensions over US involvement -- in conjunction with NATO -- in Libya's civil war have crossed party lines and created unusual alliances.

Republicans and Democrats argued that President Obama violated the US Constitution and the 1973 War Powers Resolution by failing to secure congressional authorization for US military operations in the north African country.

The House did vote, 225-201, to bar any money in the defense spending bill from being spent on military equipment or training for Libyan rebels. The measure also would have to get Senate approval and be signed by Obama before becoming law.

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