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H. R. 2259 To require the withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from operations in Libya, and for other purposes.
SECTION 1. REQUIREMENT TO WITHDRAW UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES FROM OPERATIONS IN LIBYA.
(a) CONGRESSIONAL FINDING.—Congress finds that the President failed to articulate a clear national security imperative for United States military actions in support of operations in Libya.
(b) WITHDRAWAL OF ARMED FORCES.—The President shall withdraw the United States Armed Forces from operations in Libya not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.
(c) LIMITATION ON FUNDS.—Funds available to the Department of Defense may not be used to conduct further operations in Libya, except for purposes of providing for the continued withdrawal of the United States Armed Forces from operations in Libya.
H. R. 2278 To limit the use of funds appropriated to the Department of Defense for United States Armed Forces in support of North Atlantic Treaty Organization Operation Unified Protector with respect to Libya, unless otherwise specifically authorized by law.
SECTION 1. LIMITATION ON USE OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FUNDS FOR UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES IN SUPPORT OF NATO OPERATION UNIFIED PROTECTOR WITH RESPECT TO LIBYA.
(a) LIMITATION.—None of the funds appropriated or otherwise available to the Department of Defense may be obligated or expended for United States Armed Forces in support of North Atlantic Treaty Organization Operation Unified Protector with respect to Libya, unless otherwise specifically authorized by law.
(b) EXCEPTIONS.—The limitation on funds under subsection (a) does not apply with respect to—
(1) search and rescue;
(2) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance;
(3) aerial refueling; and
(4) operational planning.
They just defund support of NATO with regards to Libya. Essentially they told Obama "We won't give you troops or funds for our own war in Libya, but you can give NATO money to support their efforts in Libya." It's not really all that confusing. NATO can do what they want, but we aren't giving them any manpower and aren't running the show as far as Libya is concerned.