No decisions in House about Syria process, aide says

It remains unclear, however, whether the House will hold a vote on the Senate resolution or craft a version of its own.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the former chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Wednesday told Secretary of State John Kerry there was a “rumor circulating” that the House might not vote on a Syria resolution at all.

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“I don't know anything about this rumor, so I'm not going to comment on it, because it is a rumor. And it's the first I've heard of it,” Kerry said in response.

A handful of House GOP staffers surmised that Ros-Lehtinen was "speculating" that a resolution would have to come up on the floor for consideration should Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) fail to have enough support on his committee to recommend that the full House approve the authorization.

The Hill’s Whip List
shows there is a significant and growing bloc of opposition in the House to approving military force.

Though House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) endorsed military action on Tuesday, he said it was incumbent on the president to secure enough votes for passage.

Many lawmakers say they have received a flood of calls from constituents who are opposed to U.S. action in Syria. 

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