House members push for Libya defunding in DOD spending bill

Reps. Justin AmashJustin AmashDozens of GOP lawmakers staying away from Trump's convention House uprising thwarts change to Patriot Act GOP angst grows over Trump MORE (R-Mich.), Dan Burton (R-Ind.), Louie GohmertLouie GohmertGOP rep: Trump ‘courageous’ for giving Cruz speech GOP bill would block undocumenteds from military service GOP rep Gohmert: Obama has ‘divided us more than ever’ MORE (R-Texas), Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and Scott RigellScott RigellTrump blasts media in meeting with House Republicans Gun-control supporters plan next steps versus NRA House Republicans pushing gun control bill MORE (R-Va.) have all introduced Libya defunding amendments. In addition, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) has an amendment that would prohibit funds from being used in the bill until the administration gets authorization for the use of force in Libya, and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) has an amendment prohibiting funds from being used in violation of the War Powers Resolution.

Cole also has language that would prohibit funding from being used for training or equipment for anyone outside a country's armed forces for use in Libya.

The defunding language follows failed House votes last month to authorize limited operations and to prohibit ongoing activities in Libya.

Other amendments that could be taken up this week would prevent funds from going toward a Hezbollah-dependent government of Lebanon, from Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), and deny NATO funding above $408.1 million from Burton. Two amendments, from Burton and Rep. Virginia FoxxVirginia FoxxOvernight Regulation: GMO labeling bill faces House vote Overnight Finance: Republicans move to block overtime rule | House, Senate split on IRS cuts | Yellen heading back before Congress Overnight Regulation: House Republicans move to block overtime rule MORE (R-N.C.), would prohibit the use of funds in violation of the Defense of Marriage Act.

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