What's ahead in debate over Syria
- September 6, 2013 - 8:02 PM
what’s next in the debate over Syria
Tuesday: President Obama will address the nation in a prime-time speech from the White House.
Lobbying push: Obama ordered aides to fan out in coming days with a series of speeches, briefings, telephone calls and TV appearances.
Timing of votes in Congress: Senate may take a vote toward the end of next week; House may not act until the week after.
In the Senate: Those who support or are leaning in favor of military action holding a slight 34-32 advantage over those opposed or leaning against it, according to an Associated Press survey.
In the House: GOP lawmakers stand 148 to 9 against action, when accounting for leaners, the AP said. Democrats are opposed 44 to 21. For Obama to succeed, he’ll have to win about 90 percent of the undecideds — or change the minds of those who are leaning against him.
U.N. report: The U.N. report on the Aug. 21 attack is not expected to be released until mid- to late September.
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