That text also requires the Obama administration to share with Congress its determination that a military strike is needed to retaliate against the use of chemical weapons. And, it requires the administration to share with Congress, 30 days after it passes, details about its plan to achieve a negotiated political settlement to the fighting in Syria.
The committee meets at 9 a.m. for a closed-door briefing on Syria, and will hear again from Secretary of State John Kerry, plus three other top officials.
At 9:30, the Senate Armed Services Committee will hear testimony on Syria from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey. At noon, the House Foreign Affairs Committee hears from Kerry and Hagel on Syria.