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U.S. Senate files resolution on Syria

Friday, September 06, 2013 - 01:11

Sept. 6 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid returned to Capitol Hill early to file the resolution to authorize limited military strikes in Syria. Linda So reports.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid returned to the floor on Friday as part of the continued push to move a resolution forward that would authorize limited U.S. military action in Syria. Reid came back from summer recess a few days early to file the resolution on the Senate floor, a clerical transaction that must take place in order for it to be put on the Senate calendar. Earlier in week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution to authorize a limited military strike on Syria in response to its suspected use of chemical weapons against civilians. SOUNDBITE : Unidentified Person At Town Hall Meeting saying: "What I'm saying is, nobody wants war, I don't want war, I don't want my kids dying." Meanwhile, debate continues around the country on if the U.S. should get involved in Syria. Senator John McCain faced a fierce crowd at a town hall meeting in Tuscon. SOUNSBITE: U.S. Senator John Mccain Saying: "You're not exercising your 1st amendment rights. What you're doing is you're preventing others from exercising their rights and disrespecting them." Many at that town hall were opposed to U.S. involvement in Syria.

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U.S. Senate files resolution on Syria

Friday, September 06, 2013 - 01:11

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