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www.wmfd.com - Joining lawmakers who arrived in Washington last week, the full Congress returns from its summer recess today with the main priority being the crisis in Syria. }}" />

   
 
 
Congress To Address Syria Crisis As They Return To Town

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  Original Published: 9/9/2013 Joining lawmakers who arrived in Washington last week, the full Congress returns from its summer recess today. Andrew Spencer reports, for President Barack Obama, the main priority will be the crisis in Syria, and the White House's plan for military intervention. This week starts with a major push on the White House's proposal, as the full Congress returns to Washington from a month-long recess. Secretary of State John Kerry will also be heading back to lead an intelligence briefing in the House, once again making the case for military intervention in Syria. Over the weekend, Kerry met with members of the Arab League. "We are not seeking to become engaged in or party to, or take over Syria's civil war," Kerry said. He says Saudi Arabia will support military intervention in Syria. "They have supported the strikem and they support taking action," says Kerry. "They believe it's very important to do that." President Barack Obama left the White House to join a Sunday dinner at the Naval Observatory, where Republican senators joined Vice President Joe Biden at his home to talk about Syria. As the Obama administration conducts its full-court press on world leaders and on lawmakers in Washington, the president will appeal to the nation in a speech Tuesday night, previewing it in a series of interviews today. Last weekm a Senate committee passed a re-written version of the presidnet's proposal. Debate on that starts Tuesday. As for the House, Republican leaders have said they won't act on the White House proposal until after the Senate does. It's still unclear whether they'll vote on the Senate language or take the opportunity to write their own.
   
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