You Decide Does Obama Need Congress' Approval in Libya? Published May 13, 2011 Fox News Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print President Obama faces a looming deadline, under the War Powers Act of 1973, for Congress to back the military action in Libya, but not everyone agrees the president even needs approval from Congress. Share your thoughts. Answer our question, then click "Leave a Comment." Does Obama Need Congress' Approval in Libya? customer surveys This is not a scientific poll.