Whatever Happened to the War Powers Act Controversy?

by Marian Wang

Call it last month’s biggest controversy, if you’d like.

When U.S. military involvement in Libya passed the 90-day mark in June, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle had sharp words—and even a lawsuit—ready for President Obama. They alleged that he’d failed to comply with the 1973 War Powers Act, which requires presidents to seek congressional approval for any hostilities lasting more than 60 days.

To read the rest of What Happened to the War Powers Act Controversy, visit Pro Publica.

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