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 KerryCongress needs to assert the war power against a dangerous president Sinclair and 'Big Media': The outrage that caused the outrage Tillerson sets a lost State Department on the right course MORE, plus three other top officials.

At 9:30, the Senate Armed Services Committee will hear testimony on Syria from Defense Secretary Chuck HagelChuck HagelSpy agencies changed rules, making it easier to unmask members of Congress Pentagon withholding nuclear weapons inspection results: report Lobbying World 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.