Report: WH chief of staff tells lawmakers diplomacy now priority in Syria

President Obama told CNN on Tuesday that it would be "possible" to avert military action if the proposal was "real." He called the offer "a positive development" and said his administration was in the process of evaluating its feasibility.

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In the Senate, a bipartisan group of lawmakers are currently drafting a proposal that would give Syria an opportunity to turn over its chemical weapons to the United Nations within a prescribed time frame, according to The Associated Press. Under the draft proposal, the president could launch a strike if the Syrian government fails to cooperate.

The president himself is set to travel to Capitol Hill to meet separately with Senate Republicans and Democrats later Tuesday. He also plans to address the nation Tuesday night from the White House.

Green said lawmakers were "going to wait and see how this offering" plays out but that the proposal from Syria represented a diplomatic solution. He also predicted Congress would now "go back to our typical things, like the debt limit."