President Obama’s formal request for Congress to authorize military force against the Islamic State will go to Capitol Hill in the next day or two, congressional aides said.
One Senate Democratic aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the White House had not yet made an announcement, confirmed the timing but cautioned it could change. Reuters, citing congressional sources, said Congress could receive proposed language on the resolution on Wednesday. The Associated Press said it could come as soon as Tuesday.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz said Monday he could not confirm reports on the timing. “We have said ‘relatively soon,’ and that is what we’re sticking with for now,” he said.
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SOURCE: USA Today, Gregory Korte and Susan Davis