June 24, 2011 / 7:10 PM / 6 years ago

Clinton says gratified by House Libya vote

<p>U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gestures as she testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Evaluating Goals and Progress in Afghanistan and Pakistan, on Capitol Hill in Washington June 23, 2011.Yuri Gripas</p>

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday praised the House of Representatives for rejecting a move to bar funding for U.S. military strike missions against Libya, saying it was important to keep up pressure on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

"We are gratified that the House has decisively rejected efforts to limit funding for the Libyan mission," Clinton told reporters.

Editing by Sandra Maler

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