Sen. Levin sees little prospect for Libya vote before August recess

The Senate is unlikely to consider a resolution supporting the Libya military operation before adjourning for its August recess, a key senator told The Hill.

“Oh, I don't see one coming to floor any time on the horizon,” Sen. Carl LevinCarl LevinFor the sake of American taxpayers, companies must pay their fair share What the Iran-Contra investigation can teach us about Russia probe Senate about to enter 'nuclear option' death spiral MORE (D-Mich.) said during a brief interview.

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidWeek ahead: House to revive Yucca Mountain fight Warren builds her brand with 2020 down the road 'Tuesday Group' turncoats must use recess to regroup on ObamaCare MORE (D-Nev.) pulled a resolution of support earlier this month amid Republican calls to focus on the nation’s debt ceiling and other fiscal matters.

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That measure was approved — with minor strings attached to the administration’s actions — earlier this month by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Asked if a resolution will ever come to the Senate floor, Levin said: “It's hard to say.”

The House has passed a measure criticizing President Obama for his handling of the U.S. and NATO operation.

GOP lawmakers in the House argue Obama’s actions violated the War Powers Resolution. Obama contends that because the U.S. is in a supporting role to NATO in Libya, it is compliant with the law.