Readout of the President’s Meeting with Members of Congress on Libya

Friday, March 25, 2011

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For Immediate Release

On March 25, President Obama briefed a bipartisan, bicameral group of members of Congress on the situation in Libya. The President and his team provided an update on accomplishments to date, including the full transfer of enforcement of the no-fly zone to NATO, and yesterday’s unanimous agreement among NATO allies to direct planning for NATO to assume command and control of the civilian protection component in accordance with UNSCR 1973. Following the briefing, the President answered multiple questions from the members of Congress. The discussion lasted approximately one hour and took place in the White House Situation Room.
Joining from the Administration
Chief of Staff Bill Daley
National Security Advisor Tom Donilon
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (via phone)
CJCS Mike Mullen
GEN Carter Ham (via video conference)
Bipartisan bicameral group of members of Congress that participated (in person or by phone)
Speaker John Boehner
Majority Leader Eric Cantor
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
Republican Leader Mitch McConnell
Republican Whip Jon Kyl
Democratic Minority Whip Steny Hoyer
Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger
Rep. Adam Smith
Senator Carl Levin
Senator John McCain
Senator John Kerry
Senator Richard Lugar
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Rep. Howard Berman
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Senator Saxby Chambliss
Rep. Mike Rogers
Senator Daniel Inouye
Senator Thad Cochran
Rep. Hal Rogers
Rep. Norm Dicks

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