WASHINGTON - The US House of Representatives on Friday rejected a largely symbolic effort to bar funding for US military strikes against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, handing President Barack Obama a victory.
The Republican-controlled House voted 180-238 in rejecting the measure, which would have allowed the US military to continue providing support for the NATO-led mission but would have prevented US air strikes. Eighty-nine Republicans joined Democrats in opposing the bill.
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