House Votes Down Resolution Cutting Of Funds For Libya Campaign

Earlier today, the House rejected a resolution to authorize continued U.S. military participation in Libya. And just now, the House defeated a resolution that, as the New York Times described it, “would bar the use of money for military activities other than search and rescue; aerial refueling; operational planning; and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance — essentially requiring an end to direct American combat activity like missile strikes.” The vote was 180-238. Here’s party-line breakdown: