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 Forbes KerryJohn Kerry’s memoir title revealed GOP senator: Democratic opposition to Pompeo 'driven 100 percent by politics' North Korea is moved by Pompeo diplomacy, but Dems dig in deeper MORE, plus three other top officials.

At 9:30, the Senate Armed Services Committee will hear testimony on Syria from Defense Secretary Chuck HagelCharles (Chuck) Timothy HagelShould Mike Pompeo be confirmed? Intel chief: Federal debt poses 'dire threat' to national security Hagel: Trump is 'an embarrassment' 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.