House vote won’t allow ground troops in Libya

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The House on Thursday voted to prohibit the Obama administration from placing ground troops in Libya, the latest sign of growing concern that the administration might be seeking to expand U.S. military presence in North Africa.

Members voted overwhelmingly in favor of an amendment from Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) that would prevent funds provided by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) from being used to send ground troops in Libya. The Thursday vote follows a Wednesday voice vote to accept an amendment from Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) that says the NDAA does not authorize further military action in Libya.

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