Reid Introduces Syria Resolution in Senate

By: AP
By: AP
Senate leader formally files resolution authorizing military force against Syria

AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite

Sept. 6, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP)— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has formally introduced the resolution giving President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria.

Reid filed the measure on Friday during a brief Senate session. Lawmakers return from their five-week recess on Monday and will begin to debate the resolution.

A vote to move ahead on the resolution is expected Wednesday.

The Senate is deeply divided over whether to approve military strikes in response to chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Republicans and Democrats have expressed opposition to the measure, which the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved on a 10-7 vote on Wednesday.


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