New Syria resolution in Senate bars use of US ground forces for `combat operations'
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 00:49:21 GMT —
Congressional aides say the top lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have reached an 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 an 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.