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White House lauds Senate panel for okaying use of force in Syria
September 4, 2013 / 9:25 PM / in 4 years

White House lauds Senate panel for okaying use of force in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday praised the Senate Foreign Relations panel for quickly approving the use of military force in Syria as the president builds a case for a military response to the Syrian government’s alleged gassing of its citizens.

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“We commend the Senate for moving swiftly and for working across party lines on behalf of our national security,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.

The vote by the panel clears the way for a vote on the resolution in the full Senate, likely next week.

Reporting By Mark Felsenthal; Editing by Sandra Maler

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