Obama to Send Request for Authorization of Military Force Against ISIS to Congress

President Obama delivers remarks during a joint news conference with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House Monday. (PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Reynolds, EPA)
President Obama delivers remarks during a joint news conference with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House Monday. (PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Reynolds, EPA)

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

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