White House to Send Congress Libya Report

June 15, 2011 - 12:41 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House will send Congress a detailed report Wednesday answering questions about the objectives of U.S. military involvement in Libya.

President Barack Obama's spokesman Jay Carney says the report is more than 30 pages and includes a legal analysis showing that the Libya campaign has been consistent with the War Powers Resolution.

The report will also include responses to questions posed by lawmakers in a House resolution passed earlier this month that chastised the president for not providing a "compelling rationale" for the Libya campaign. The resolution asked the administration for details on the scope of the mission, as well as the cost.

Carney says the White House believes congressional support for the Libya campaign will continue.