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GOP Senators Back U.S. Involvement in Libya

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Sen. Lindsey Graham slammed the War Powers Act on Sunday and said he would not support any effort to defund U.S. military action in Libya against Moammar Gadhafi.

The deadline for such approval under the War Powers Act was May 20, but under the law the president has an additional 30-day window. Others on Obama’s legal team, however, argued that military efforts fell short of “hostilities” and so Congressional approval was not necessary.

The White House issued a 30-page report to Congress on Wednesday night arguing that the U.S. had moved to a support role in Libya and that the absence of ground troops meant no Congressional approval was needed.

Jessica Brady and Paul Singer contributed to this article.

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