House Rejects Libya Action
The House Friday resoundingly rejected a measure that would authorize the United States’s mission in Libya, with 70 Democrats deserting President Obama on an issue that has divided their party and became a major Constitutional flash point between Congress and The White House. The resolution — one of two that the House took up Friday — failed 295 to 123, with 70 Democrats joining an overwhelming majority of Republicans in rejecting it. Only eight Republicans supported the measure, which was based on a Senate measure introduced Tuesday by Senators John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts, and John McCain, Republican of Arizona that has yet to be voted on in that chamber.
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