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

March 25, 2011

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 via video conference)

Bipartisan bicameral group of members of Congress that participated (in person or by phone)

Speaker John Boehner

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell

Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl

Representative Adam Smith

Senator Carl Levin

Senator John McCain

Senator John Kerry

Senator Richard Lugar

Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Representative Howard Berman

Senator Dianne Feinstein

Senator Saxby Chambliss

Representative Mike Rogers

Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger

Senator Daniel Inouye

Senator Thad Cochran

Representative Hal Rogers

Representative Norm Dicks

Barack Obama, Readout of the President's Meeting with Members of Congress on Libya Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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