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Minority in Congress back strike on Syria

Minority of elected officials back a strike on Assad regime

10:05 AM, Sep. 9, 2013
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President Barack Obama faces a daunting and uphill battle to win congressional authorization for a military strike on Syria, a USA Today Network survey of senators and representatives finds.

The comprehensive poll of Congress finds that only a fraction of the 533 lawmakers - 22 senators and 22 House members - are willing to say they will support the use of force in response to the reported use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime. Far more overall - 19 senators and 130 House members - say they will oppose a resolution that would authorize military strikes.

The largest group of lawmakers ...

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