Congress Back in Session, Syria Ranks Top Priority

, Posted: Mon, September 9 2013 at 8:08 AM, Updated: Mon, September 9 2013 at 8:12 AM

Members of Congress get back to work on Monday, after a five week summer recess.

Syria will be at the top of the agenda for lawmakers. Members face a momentous vote on whether the United States should attack Syria, in the wake of a suspected chemical weapons attack.

President Obama has requested approval from Congress for air strikes against Syria. We're told many Congressional members are opposed to any intervention against Syria amid concern of a broader U.S. involvement. U.S. House members will attend briefings on Monday, on the possible use of force in Syria.

Debate on the issue is expected to last about two weeks before a vote takes place. It's likely the House will hold off on making any final decisions until the senate votes.

Many congressional lawmakers were already back on Capitol Hill last week attending classified meetings on Syria.

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