August 30th, 2013
07:03 AM ET
9 years ago

How much say will Congress have on Syrian chemical weapons response?

Washington (CNN) - Call it domestic housekeeping, a political dotting of "i"s and crossing of "t"s on a checklist for launching punitive military strikes against Syria for last week's chemical weapons attack.

The Obama administration briefed members of Congress late Thursday in a display of consultation intended to fulfill a murky obligation under law and address the inevitable complaints by minority legislators that no one ever talks to them.


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    No unilateral action! Either we have a coalition or we don't go.

    August 30, 2013 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    Involve all. No more wars. Let Saudi and China deal.

    August 30, 2013 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  3. Wake up People!

    Oh so Congress does have other things on their plate besides repealing health care for millions that can't afford it and repealing a 40 year old abortion law??

    The most useless Congress in history.

    August 30, 2013 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    Based on Obama's past behavior........NONE!

    August 30, 2013 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  5. Evergreen

    Over the past several months McCain and others were demanding the President take action. Now that he is considering taking action others are demanding he not take action. Our elected officials are as divided as the American people and the international community. Mr. President make your case for UN involvement. If the International community decides nothing should be done then so be it.

    August 30, 2013 09:42 am at 9:42 am |