Senators unveil tough resolution on Libya

June 8, 2011 - 3:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic and a Republican senator have unveiled a resolution calling on President Barack Obama to seek congressional consent for U.S. military involvement in Libya.

Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia and Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee introduced the resolution on Wednesday. The measure builds on the House-passed resolution that rebuked Obama for failing to get authorization from Congress when he ordered air strikes in March against Moammar Gadhafi's forces. The House adopted that measure Friday.

The Senate resolution requires the Obama administration to provide detailed justification for the U.S. role in the NATO-led mission. It also prohibits U.S. ground forces in Libya.

Corker said he expects the Senate to debate the resolution next week.