Peter King on Libya

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Voting Record

Restricting Funds for Use in Libya

On June 24, 2011 the House voted on a measure to prohibit funds for the Department of Defense (DOD) from being used for U.S. Armed Forces in support of the NATA Operation Unified Protector with respect to Libya, except for: (1) search and rescue; (2) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; (3) aerial refueling; and (4) operational planning. The vote failed 180-238. Peter King voted against preventing funds from being used for military actions in support of the NATO mission in Libya.

Peter King voted against preventing funds from being used for military actions in support of the NATO mission in Libya.

Authorizing the limited use of US Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya

On June 24, 2011 the House voted on a resolution to authorize the President to continue the limited use of U.S. Armed Forces in Libya in support of U.S. security policy interests as part of the NATO mission to enforce U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973. The resolution states that Congress does not support deploying, establishing, or maintaining the presence of units and members of U.S. Armed Forces on the ground in Libya unless the purpose of the presence is limited to the immediate personal defense of U.S. government officials or to rescuing members of NATO forces from imminent danger. The resolution failed 123-495. Peter King voted in favor of the resolution to limit the use of forces in Libya.

Peter King voted in favor of the resolution to limit the use of forces in Libya.

Removing Troops from Libya

On June 3, 2011 the House voted to direct the President to remove troops from Libya. The vote was bipartisan for and against, but failed 262-148. Peter King voted against forcing President Obama to remove troops from Libya.

Peter King voted against forcing President Obama to remove troops from Libya.

Resolution Against Troop Deployment

On June 3, 2011 the House voted on a resolution declaring that President Obama could not deploy, establish, or maintain the presence of units and members of the United States Armed Forces on the ground in Libya. The vote passed 266-144. Peter King voted in favor of the resolution to declare that the President could not deploy troops.

Peter King voted in favor of the resolution to declare that the President could not deploy troops.

 

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