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.

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But otherwise, the resolution still gives President Obama broad discretion to take any action "he determines to be necessary and appropriate" in response to the use of chemical weapons. That same phrase is found in Obama's proposed resolution, which now appears unlikely to be approved by Congress.

The committee meets at 9 a.m. for a closed-door briefing on Syria, and will hear again from Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryFrustrated Dems say Obama botched Russia response Budowsky: Dems madder than hell Tillerson: 'My view didn’t change' on Paris climate agreement MORE, plus three other top officials.

At 9:30, the Senate Armed Services Committee will hear testimony on Syria from Defense Secretary Chuck HagelChuck HagelLobbying World The US just attacked Syria. So where's Congress? Senators tear into Marines on nude photo scandal MORE and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey. At noon, the House Foreign Affairs Committee hears from Kerry and Hagel on Syria.