Paul's office did not immediately respond to questions about whether his resolution might come up for a vote in the Senate. On the other side of the issue, Sens. John KerryJohn KerryKerry to media: Scale back terror coverage Top Dem concerned about 'calamitous conditions' in Yemen State: US concerned about missile defense system at Iranian uranium facility MORE (D-Mass.) and John McCainJohn McCainObama ex-physician mainstreams Clinton health reporting McCain survives primary challenge The Trail 2016: Drip, drip, drip... MORE (R-Ariz.) have introduced a resolution indicating support for ongoing operations in Libya.
Under the War Powers Act, the president can commit U.S. troops without congressional approval, but only for 60 days. Some members believe the Obama administration violated the act because the 60-day period expired last week and Obama sought no approval from Congress.
Others, such as Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), believe the War Powers Act was never an appropriate justification for the military operation in Libya in the first place because it only allows troops to be committed by the president in cases of immediate threat to the United States.