2 House Republicans vow to stop Obama on Libya

AP News
Posted: Mar 28, 2011 6:29 PM
2 House Republicans vow to stop Obama on Libya

Two House Republicans are pushing a bill that would force President Barack Obama to stop military operations in Libya until he gets congressional approval.

Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan, a freshman, and Timothy Johnson of Illinois sent a letter to House colleagues on Monday seeking support for their legislation that they said they would introduce on Tuesday. The bill would stop the use of military force against Libya until Obama seeks and receives authorization from Congress.

Amash and Johnson said that while the president is commander in chief, his war powers have limits. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter.

A vote on the bill in the House is uncertain this week as senior administration officials will be briefing lawmakers on the Libyan operation on Wednesday.