House Votes Against Cutting Funds for War in Libya

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The House of Representatives has rejected a Republican-led effort to cut off funds for the conflict in Libya in what The Los Angeles Times's Kathleen Hennessey calls a "surprising victory for the White House in its power struggle with Congress." That followed another House vote involving congressional authorization of the Libya conflict, which is detailed below.

The U.S. House of Representatives has rejected by a 123-295 margin a resolution that would authorize U.S. military operations in Libya in what The New York Times characterized as "an extraordinary and potentially bipartisan rebuke of a sitting president engaged in an active conflict abroad." The Times says that 70 Democrats joined all but eight Republicans in voting no on the measure.

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