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White House provides Congress with report on Libya

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The White House on Wednesday said it is providing the Congress with a 30-page report later in the day to answer the legislature`s questions over the military campaign in Libya, the same day some lawmakers sued the administration over the use of force in the North African country, according to Xinhua.

White House Spokesman Jay Carney said the administration is providing the Congress with a letter and a 30-page report in the afternoon on the Libyan mission.

"We think it will answer the questions that members have about the mission," said Carney during a daily briefing session. "It will also include within it a legal analysis that explains our position that the President has acted in a manner that is consistent with the War Powers Act."

Carney said the White House hopes the support for the mission will continue in the Congress, "because now is not the time to send mixed messages."

Also on Wednesday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers filed a lawsuit against President Barack Obama over his handling of the military operation in Libya without congressional authorization.

Democratic House Representative Dennis Kucinich, together with Republican Representative Walter Jones, led the group of anti-war lawmakers in challenging the administration in a federal court.

"With regard to the war in Libya, we believe that the law was violated. We have asked the courts to move to protect the American people from the results of these illegal policies," said Kucinich.

"We are aware of it," said Carney, emphasizing the White House believes the report it is sending to the Congress provides answers to "a lot of the questions lawmakers may have."

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