Syria Resolution Sets Deadline, Bars Ground Forces

6 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, September 03 2013 Sep 3, 2013 Tuesday, September 03, 2013 7:56:00 PM CDT September 03, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate resolution authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force against Syria would bar American ground troops for combat operations and set a deadline for any action.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the draft resolution that the Foreign Relations Committee will vote on Wednesday.

The measure would set a time limit of 60 days and says the president could extend that for 30 days more unless Congress has a vote of disapproval.

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, chairman of the committee, and Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican, agreed on the measure late Tuesday.

 

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