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AP sources: Senators agree on Syria resolution

Tuesday - 9/3/2013, 10:02pm  ET

From right to left, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the ranking member, Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., listen to testimony from Secretary of State John Kerry, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at a hearing on President Barack Obama's request for congressional authorization for military intervention in Syria, a response to last month's alleged sarin gas attack in the Syrian civil war, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional aides say the top lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have reached agreement on a resolution on using military force against Syria.

The aides said the panel planned to consider and vote on the measure Wednesday. The resolution would limit the duration of any U.S. military action in response to the Syrian government's suspected use of chemical weapons on its people. It also would specifically bar U.S. ground troops from Syria.

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, who is the committee's chairman, and Sen. Bob Corker, the panel's top Republican, reached agreement on the resolution late Tuesday.

The aides spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't allowed to publicly discuss the measure in advance of Wednesday's session.


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