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Syrian conflict pushes Congress to make decisions

Jason Kurtyka

September 10, 2013

The Senate will vote Wednesday to approve or reject President Obama's resolution to employ a round of “limited and narrow” strikes at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in response to its alleged use of chemical weapons. U.S officials reported Aug. 30 that more than 1,400 people were killed in multiple chemical weapons attacks in suburbs outside Damascus. One year ago, Obama said a chemical weapons attack would cross a “red line,” prompting American military intervention. According to the Washington Post, there is projected bipartisan support for and against the resolution and many representatives remain undecided. This reflects the stance of the Marquette College Republicans and Democrats, who declined to make a comment leaning one way or the other. “The Marquette University College Republicans have a wide range of positions within our organization on the current debate about militar...