House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) said members of Congress should be part of the "discussion" on military action in Syria.
"Congress needs to be involved in this process," Rogers said Thursday during an interview on MSNBC.
President Barack Obama has a legal and political obligation to involve Congress in considering military action in Syria, Rogers said. But Rogers added that there does not necessarily need to be a vote in Congress for Obama to take action.
"Under the Wars Powers Act, I don't believe there has to be a vote," Rogers said.
A number of congressional lawmakers have urged Obama to confer with Congress before taking any military action in Syria in response to chemical weapons use. On Wednesday, Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA) collected over 50 signatures urging President Obama to first go to Congress before taking military action.