Reid: Senate not to vote on Libya resolution this month
May 24th, 2011
04:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Reid: Senate not to vote on Libya resolution this month

Washington (CNN) - The exact timing of a Senate vote on a resolution to back U.S. military action in Libya is not decided, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday, adding the vote would not come this month.

Specifically, he said the vote would not happen before the Memorial Day recess, which begins when senators leave this week and is scheduled to run through June 5.

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  1. Kyle Mason

    That's right, put it off another week! You people need to decide when we are gonna get the hell out of there!! WE ARE AT WAR WITH 3 COUNTRIES, PROCRASTINATION IS THE LAST THING THE WORLD WANTS TO SEE!!

    May 24, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  2. gt

    back military action... are you kidding me....whats wrong with the our leaders .. arent we in enough wars now....this is nuts...

    May 24, 2011 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  3. Democrats for a Socialist USA Unite

    But Comrade Harry, you are not doing ANYTHING to support Comrade Obama in is quest to help Libyans who yearn to be socialists. Why do you constantly do nothing Harry? Please spend more money for your Libyan comrades.

    May 24, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    The funniest part about listening to the GOP try to make hay with this and the War Powers Act is the fact that all Obama has to do to withdraw our troops from active involvement here within the required 30 days (starting from last Friday) is order it if no authorization is given within that time frame. We've got nobody on the ground. All we have to do is stop flying in air strikes and stop hitting the "fire" button on cruise missles. The GOP hates it that they can't trap him into a catch-22 of having troops in combat after the 30 days is up without authorization and then use it to impeach him. He'll end up with authorization or he won't...easy peasy...we turn the boats around and stop firing haha. Pass your friendly neighborhood GOPer a tissue because what that means is they are stuck making a case for why we shouldn't be helping Libya liberate. Have fun with that one, chickenhawk conservatives.

    May 24, 2011 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  5. ed

    Fiends, show a little compasion he has up to 90 DAYS. As for the cost, we pay the politicians more than that.

    May 24, 2011 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  6. GI Joe

    Don't get your lace panties in a wad,you weak haters that post against everything the democrats do to help you. He knows what he's doing. When was the last time you attended SECRET MEETINGS?

    May 24, 2011 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  7. OneMoreTime

    Another "recess"? Let's start paying them by the hour, at the hourly minimum wage, and two weeks vacation.
    Bet that would get their attention, and might get something done. Jobs anyone?

    May 24, 2011 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  8. New Age Independent

    This entertainment value here is watching how liberals spin Obama going past the 60 days as opposed to actions of prior Republican presidents. Liberals screamed "illegal war" long before his 60 days were up, and still did even after he got the "official" blessing from Congress. The official liberal double standard is alive and well. They'd sell their soul, or perhaps they already have, to the devil.

    What may be more important is that this measure "is not a formal authorization of military action in Libya."

    May 24, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  9. Patrick from Minnesota

    They'll vote on it if the HOR does it. As for you "Democrats for Socialist USA," your ignorance is very clear in your post. You probably know nothing about communism or socialism for that matter.

    May 24, 2011 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  10. Albo58

    Harry, ain't got no time to vote on a Constitutional issue like the War Powers Act, he's got to get to that next cowboy poetry-reading festival bck home!

    May 24, 2011 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |