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S.J.Res.20 A joint resolution authorizing the limited use of the United States Armed Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya., 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jul 05, 2011 Cloture motion to the motion to proceed to the bill withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.

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  • 83% of users oppose S.J.Res.20

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Authorizes the President to continue the use of U.S. armed forces in Libya for up to one year, as required by the War Powers Resolution, but restricts the use of ground troops by placing a blockade against funding. It also declares that the action in Libya does constitute "hostilities" within the meaning of the War Powers Resolution.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Authorizes the President to continue the use of U.S. armed forces in Libya for up to one year, as required by the War Powers Resolution, but restricts the use of ground troops by placing a blockade against funding. It also declares that the action in Libya does constitute "hostilities" within the meaning of the War Powers Resolution.

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    • On July 05, 2011, by stuguy909 - Why? This is murder.

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      As noted by stuguy909, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 05, 2011, "Why? This is murder."
    • On July 15, 2011, by gonzaleztd - No.. There is no immediate need to be in Libya, and furthermore, we would probably do more harm than good with troops over there. Haven't we learned anything in these ten years?

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      As noted by gonzaleztd, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 15, 2011, "No.. There is no immediate need to be in Libya, and furthermore, we would probably do more harm than good with troops over there. Haven't we learned anything in these ten years?"
    • On July 06, 2011, by FreeRoamer - WHY do we need to be in Libya? What interests do we have there? We simply cannot afford this anymore...there are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. We are digging our own grave, spending more and more and accumulating more debt destroying other countries while our own economy and people suffer here at home. STOP the useless spending, and start asking WHY the President and others insists on going here.

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      As noted by FreeRoamer, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 06, 2011, "WHY do we need to be in Libya? What interests do we have there? We simply cannot afford this anymore...there are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. We are digging our own grave, spending more and more and accumulating more debt destroying other countries while our own economy and people suffer here at home. STOP the useless spending, and start asking WHY the President and others insists on going here."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Greece starts crucial talks with debt inspectors - Worldnews.com - July 26, 2012 by http://wn.com/ - Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of SJ Res. 20, Limited Use of US Armed Forces in Libya Resolution, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed thereon, at 5 ...

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      As noted by http://wn.com/ on July 26, 2012, "Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of SJ Res. 20, Limited Use of US Armed Forces in Libya Resolution, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed thereon, at 5 ..." (/url?q=http://article.wn.com/view/2012/07/26/Greece_starts_crucial_talks_with_debt_inspectors/&sa=U&ei=y5sWUImNLOXb0QH76YDYCQ&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGWqpbQ4bsV9tFjXzhNS7XteYkVzw)
    • Greece starts crucial talks with debt inspectors - Worldnews.com - July 26, 2012 by http://wn.com/ - Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of SJ Res. 20, Limited Use of US Armed Forces in Libya Resolution, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed thereon, at 5 ...

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      As noted by http://wn.com/ on July 26, 2012, "Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of SJ Res. 20, Limited Use of US Armed Forces in Libya Resolution, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed thereon, at 5 ..." (/url?q=http://article.wn.com/view/2012/07/26/Greece_starts_crucial_talks_with_debt_inspectors/&sa=U&ei=kBwTUJulBOuN0QGurIDICg&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHHNOYyzjQAlJWLoDYyxDyDFWZfHg)
    • Greece starts crucial talks with debt inspectors - Worldnews.com - July 26, 2012 by http://wn.com/ - Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of SJ Res. 20, Limited Use of US Armed Forces in Libya Resolution, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed thereon, at 5 ...

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      As noted by http://wn.com/ on July 26, 2012, "Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of SJ Res. 20, Limited Use of US Armed Forces in Libya Resolution, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed thereon, at 5 ..." (/url?q=http://article.wn.com/view/2012/07/26/Greece_starts_crucial_talks_with_debt_inspectors/&sa=U&ei=vrMRUOC8NY2s8QSA1oGoCg&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGWddR47HiryA0GXzGXzs5GPTNEVg)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Budget, appropriations - July 12, 2011 by Lexology (registration) - ... Obama and the Senate as a whole can begin consideration of a resolution proposed by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) which would authorize US military involvement in Libya (SJ Res. 20). ...

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      As noted by Lexology (registration) on July 12, 2011, " ... Obama and the Senate as a whole can begin consideration of a resolution proposed by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) which would authorize US military involvement in Libya (SJ Res. 20). ... " (http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=90127d5e-5d0b-4a38-85f3-ff6a976b4d63)
    • STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON DELAY IN LIBYA DEBATE - July 06, 2011 by The Cypress Times - WASHINGTON, DC – US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) made the following statement Tuesday regarding the delay of consideration of SJ Res. 20, which authorizes the use of US military force in Libya: “The Senate is back in session this week to address the ...

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      As noted by The Cypress Times on July 06, 2011, " WASHINGTON, DC – US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) made the following statement Tuesday regarding the delay of consideration of SJ Res. 20, which authorizes the use of US military force in Libya: “The Senate is back in session this week to address the ..." (http://www.thecypresstimes.com/article/News/National_News/STATEMENT_BY_SENATOR_JOHN_McCAIN_ON_DELAY_IN_LIBYA_DEBATE/47601)
    • How your Congressman voted - July 06, 2011 by The Daily Courier - ...to begin work in September. Sen. John McCain voted YES Sen. Jon Kyl voted YES Upcoming Votes Libya authorization - S.J.RES.20 The Senate is scheduled to debate this resolution authorizing limited use of the U.S. military in Libya. FY2012 Defense Appropr

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      As noted by The Daily Courier on July 06, 2011, "...to begin work in September. Sen. John McCain voted YES Sen. Jon Kyl voted YES Upcoming Votes Libya authorization - S.J.RES.20 The Senate is scheduled to debate this resolution authorizing limited use of the U.S. military in Libya. FY2012 Defense Appropr" (http://www.dcourier.com/Main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=95639)
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