Senate Panel Approves Syria Use Of Force Resolution

|
September 4, 2013 11:32 a.m.
JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed Wednesday a revised authorization for military action in Syria, including new language effectively making regime change the goal of the intervention.

The resolution passed with 10 ayes, seven nays and one present. Republicans Bob Corker (TN), Jeff Flake (AZ) and John McCain (AZ) joined seven Democrats in approving the resolution. Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) joined Republicans including Marco Rubio (FL) and Rand Paul (KY) in voting against the resolution. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) voted present.

The new resolution includes sure-to-controversial language, introduced by McCain, that the goal of U.S. military intervention is to¬†“change the moment on the battlefield in Syria.”

Comments
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporter:
Senior Newswriters:
Newswriters:
Editor at Large:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: