House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was careful in a statement Wednesday to show her support for military intervention, while urging the president to bring Congress into the discussion.
“The United States joined the international community in preventing an imminent humanitarian crisis in Libya. ... Decisions made in the days ahead are strengthened by our NATO partners’ participation,” the California Democrat said. “U.S. participation is strengthened by the President’s continued consultation with Congress.”
“The reports are positive” about the intervention, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said. The Illinois Democrat was joined on the call with Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (Mich.) and Armed Services member Jack Reed (R.I.).
Rep. Bill Cassidy has his blood drawn by Alesha Barbour during a free hepatitis screening in the Rayburn House Office Building hosted by the Congressional Viral Hepatitis Caucus to recognize "National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day."
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