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 KerryJohn KerryJohn Kerry channels Yoda in tweetstorm John Kerry goes on tweetstorm as Senate eyes Iran legislation John Kerry's advice to Harvard grads: Learn Russian MORE 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.

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shows there is a significant and growing bloc of opposition in the House to approving military force.

Though House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbying World Jordan won't run for Oversight gavel Oklahoma rep. launches long-shot bid for Oversight chair MORE (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.