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House Defeats Resolution Authorizing U.S. Mission in Libya

The House voted against authorizing President Barack Obama to continue U.S. air support for allied bombardment against forces loyal to Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi and moved to try to restrict funds for the operation.

After defeating, on a 295-123 vote, the Democratic-sponsored resolution to authorize military support for the bombing operation, the House debated separate legislation to bar U.S. forces from combat in Libya.