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War Powers Timeline

10/20/2011: Federal court dismissed lawsuit over US Libya involvement.

06/24/2011: Speaker Boehner sent Obama a letter warning near violating of the 60-day provision of the War Powers Act.

06/16/2011: Obama released report defending military operations in Libya.

06/15/2011: A group of congressmen filed suit against Obama, alleging violation of Article 1, Section 8.

06/15/2011: Obama released report justifying actions and cost in Libya.

07/08/2008: US group co-chaired by Secretaries of State called for report limiting presidential war powers.

03/21/2003: President Bush submitted War Powers notice to Congress.

03/13/2003: First Circuit rejected War Powers appeal.

09/29/1983: Congress invoked War Powers Act for the first time.

11/07/1973: Congress passed War Powers Act.



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