House Votes To Limit Funds For Libya War; Amendment For Total Defund Fails

This afternoon, the House voted on a series of amendments to the Defense appropriations bill, two of which deal with Libya. One amendment, sponsored by Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), would “prohibit funding from being used for training or equipment for anyone outside a country’s armed forces for use in Libya.” That amendment passed, 225-201. Reps. Justin Amash (R-MI) and Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) sponsored the other amendement which would have defunded the entire U.S. military operation in the NATO air campaign. The House voted down that measure, 199-229.