Rep. Joe Heck leading charge to pull troops from Libya

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 21, 2011 2:56 PM
Rep. Joe Heck leading charge to pull troops from Libya
Washington — The United States' involvement in NATO’s Libya offensive has been the subject of fierce debate since it began, and now that the president’s authority to commit the troops appears to have run out, it’s also inspired a fierce Congressional divide.

The drive to force the president to pull U.S. troops out of Libya is being led by Nevada Rep. Joe Heck.

Heck, a Republican, is pushing an amendment that seeks to end the war by cutting off funding for everything short of pulling out of Libya. Ohio’s Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat and one of the most liberal voices in the Congress, is in near lock-step, with an amendment to cut off funding entirely.