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Published: Friday, 6/24/2011

U.S. House rejects measure authorizing Libya mission


WASHINGTON — War-fatigued lawmakers in the House took a symbolic swipe at President Barack Obama’s Libya policy Friday, rejecting a resolution that would have authorized his limited military intervention against Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi for a year.

The Republican-led House, upset over Obama’s failure to seek congressional approval of U.S. military action in Libya, voted 123-295, largely along party lines, to reject the resolution endorsing U.S. involvement in the NATO-led mission.

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