Reid files resolution to authorize force against Syria

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“As we know, many, many people have been killed with this, including almost 500 children,” Reid said in a pro forma session Friday.

The resolution, which was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, would authorize a limited 60-day strike with the option to extend it an additional 30 days.

Sen. John McCainJohn McCainPence tweets to congratulate ‘good friend’ McCain Clinton: Treat cyberattacks 'like any other attack' The Hill’s 12:30 Report MORE (R-Ariz.) amended the resolution by inserting language that would call for the administration to change the military equation in the country to help end the conflict.

Reid commended Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob MenendezRobert MenendezConfirm Julien Neals for the district of New Jersey Puerto Rico task force asks for help in charting island's economic course Tim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense MORE (D-N.J.) and ranking member Sen. Bob CorkerBob CorkerBolton would consider serving as Trump's secretary of State Trump struggles to land punches on Dems over ISIS GOP senator: Trump calling Obama ISIS founder 'went far too far' MORE (R-Tenn.) for securing a bipartisan committee vote of 10-7 on the resolution.

“They set a tremendous amount of cooperation and bipartisanship for this Senate,” Reid said. “I admire both of these good men for the work that they’ve done and the leadership that they show in allowing us to be at the point where we are now in this difficult situation.”