"Before any further military commitments are made, the administration must do a better job of communicating to the American people and to Congress about our mission in Libya and how it will be achieved,” BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerHillicon Valley: Trump hits China with massive tech tariffs | Facebook meets with GOP leaders over bias allegations | Judge sends Manafort to jail ahead of trial | AT&T completes Time Warner purchase Facebook execs to meet with GOP leaders over concerns about anti-conservative bias Boehner: Federal government should not interfere in recreational marijuana decisions MORE said in a statement. 

Under the War Powers Act, the president must inform Congress of any military resolution within 48 hours. It also limits military action to 60 days without further congressional approval.

Obama and many members of Congress have said that the goal for U.S. intervention in Libya is regime change. Appearing on Sunday talk shows, however, Adm. Mike Mullen said the U.S. mission is to first protect Libyan civilians from the forces of leader Moammar Gadhafi and to keep supply lines open for humanitarian aid.

Mullen did not say how long American forces would remain there. Mullen and Obama have said no U.S. ground troops will be sent into Libya.

Boehner and other congressional leaders were briefed on Friday by Obama before the president announced he had authorized the military to participate in allied actions in Libya.