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