White House warns on Libya funding measures

Posted: June 21, 2011 in Economics, US News, World News
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June 21, 2011

The White House warned Monday that attempts in Congress to choke funding for all or part of US operations in Libya would send a “bad message” at a time when Moamer Kadhafi’s days were “numbered.”

President Barack Obama again finds itself on the defensive over the US role in the NATO mission this week, following a showdown with lawmakers last week over whether he usurped his power in ordering US action.

Congressional sources said that the House of Representatives could vote on measures which could curtail funding for US support operations over Libya, or a narrower bill squeezing some operations.

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