House members push for Libya defunding in DOD spending bill

Reps. Justin AmashJustin AmashRepublicans who vow to never back Trump Trump Capitol Hill surrogate says Cruz should drop out Lawmakers react to Villanova's buzzer-beater NCAA win MORE (R-Mich.), Dan Burton (R-Ind.), Louie GohmertLouie GohmertGOP lawmaker threatens Target boycott over LGBT bathroom policy Republicans face off with protesters outside Supreme Court Republican: Obama, Trump use same tactics against critics MORE (R-Texas), Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and Scott RigellScott RigellRepublicans who vow to never back Trump GOP lawmaker: I wouldn't vote for Cruz or Trump in November Potential Trump adviser claimed role in secret Libya peace talks 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 FoxxDannenfelser: ‘Active antagonism’ on International Women’s Day Wilson endorses Foxx as next House Education chairman House votes to start No Child Left Behind talks with Senate MORE (R-N.C.), would prohibit the use of funds in violation of the Defense of Marriage Act.

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