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 KerryGOP senator calls for China to crack down on illegal opioid Obamas to live in home of former Clinton press secretary: report Even in defeat, Trump could harm the country irreparably MORE (D-Mass.) and John McCainJohn McCainOvernight Defense: Pentagon chief fears sequestration's return Groups urge Senate to oppose defense language on for-profit colleges Pelosi, Dems rush to defense of Wasserman Schultz 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.