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Actions on Libya: February 23 - June 15
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February 23: Remarks by the President on Libya

February 25: Letter from the President Regarding Libya Sanctions

March 1: SENATE RESOLUTION 85--STRONGLY CONDEMNING THE GROSS AND SYSTEMATIC VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN LIBYA, INCLUDING VIOLENT ATTACKS ON PROTESTERS DEMANDING DEMOCRATIC REFORMS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES (PDF)

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(7) urges the United Nations Security Council to take such further action as may be necessary to protect civilians in Libya from attack, including the possible imposition of a no-fly zone over Libyan territory;

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March 18: Obama consults with congressional leaders on Libya

President Obama acted under the U.N. Charter and fulfilled the War Powers Act requirements: Consulted with Congress, notified Congress within 48 hours and now has 60 days to submit a report.

Members of Congress have oversight and will decide the appropriate course of action in terms of authorization. They can still reject or support the mission.

June 15: Letter from the President on the War Powers Resolution
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