U.S. Assistance to Libya

Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 19, 2011

QUESTION: Has the State Department sought new money from Congress for Libya?

ANSWER: The State Department sought Congressional support to direct existing funds towards needs in Libya. These have come primarily from regional/global flexible funding mechanisms that allow us to respond to crises and opportunities. We have not requested additional funding from Congress.

PRN: 2011/1757