WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives has voted down a resolution that would have given President Obama authorization to continue military operations in Libya.
The measure drew just 123 votes in favor, including DFL Reps. Keith Ellison, Betty McCollum and Tim Walz.
In a rebuke to President Obama, 70 Democrats, including Minnesota’s Collin Peterson, crossed the aisle to join 225 Republicans opposed to authorizing the Libya mission. All four Minnesota Republicans voted against the resolution.
There’s another vote coming soon on whether or not to cut off funding for combat operations associated with the Libya mission. That measure is expected to pass and we’ll post again with the vote breakdown and reactions from lawmakers.
Today’s votes have mostly symbolic significance as the Democrat-controlled Senate is unlikely to take up the House bills.