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Bono Mack Votes Against Resolution to Authorize Military Actions in Libya


Location: Washington, DC

With America's mission still unclear, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) today voted against a resolution to formally authorize U.S. military intervention in Libya:

"The President has a moral obligation -- as well as a constitutional one -- to seek Congressional approval before putting American lives in harm's way. No matter how the White House attempts to explain our role in Libya, this is a war by any definition. The War Powers Act clearly prohibits this type of military action without Congressional authorization.

"Clearly, there has been a failure of leadership by the President to define our role and mission in Libya. Why is this in our national interest? Most Americans do not believe this fundamentally important question has been answered."

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