June 24th, 2011
02:21 PM ET
The House of Representatives Friday rejected a bill that would have sharply restricted funding for U.S. military actions in Libya. Earlier today, the House voted against a resolution expressing support for the U.S.role in the NATO-led military campaign in Libya.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney spoke to reporters on Air Force One as the president traveled back to Washington, DC from Pittsburgh. "We think now is not the time to send the kind of mixed message that it sends when we are working with our allies to achieve the goals that we believe that are widely shared in Congress," Carney said. But he insisted the move would not halt the U.S.involvement in the NATO-led effort. "This is one vote," he said. "[T]he writing is on the wall for Colonel Qaddafi, and now is not the time to let up.
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