The Hill's Syria Whip List: Obama seeks to turn tide with House, public (video)

President Obama is facing steep opposition in the House to a military strike against Syria. 

Dozens of Republicans oppose Obama's request for authorization of a military strike. They have been joined by more than 30 Democrats who say they would vote against or are leaning toward voting against a strike. 

Prospects in the Senate are better, but there is no guarantee the White House will prevail there either. 

Public opinion is against the president. Several polls show more voters oppose intervening in Syria than support a strike, even if it is to punish that country for the use of chemical weapons. 

Obama is trying to turn around public opinion with a media offensive and will address the nation Tuesday night from the Oval Office. But it is unclear whether it will be possible for him to turn the numbers around in the House and Senate. 

The following is the The Hill's Whip List on Syria.

Recent updates: Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.), Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.), Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.), Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.), Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.), Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas.), Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.), Rep. Steven Cohen (D-Tenn.), Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.).

— Last updated on Sept. 9 at 12:40 p.m.


Senate (26) (17 Democrats, 9 Republicans)

Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) — Comments suggest she is a yes though wants an international coalition.

Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) — Remarks at Tuesday's hearing indicate she will vote yes. Boxer voted against the Iraq War.

Richard Burr (R-N.C.) — Supports resolution, according to the

Ben Cardin (D-Md.) — Leaning yes.

Tom Carper (D-Del.) — Said he's "inclined to support" the president.

Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) — Said Saturday that it's in the U.S. interest to respond to most recent chemical attack. 

Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) — Said Saturday a "red line" was crossed a long time ago, and the U.S. "must respond."

Chris Coons (D-Del.) — Said on MSNBC he's "inclined" to support the president but made clear that he is not a firm yes.

Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) — Remarks suggest he will vote yes.

Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) — Voted in favor of resolution in committee. 

Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) — Said before Obama's request for congressional authorization that the world could not let such a heinous attack pass without meaningful response.

Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) — Voted in favor of resolution in committee.

Al Franken (D-Minn.) — Says he is leaning toward action because the U.S. needs to demonstrate chemical weapons can't be used.

Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) — Working closely with the White House on Syria.

Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) — Said chemical attack requires "a strong response that will prevent this from happening again."

Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) — Said he supports military action.

Tim Kaine (D-Va.) — Voted in favor of resolution in committee. 

Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) — On Facebook, said he'd support "a narrow authorization for a missile strike targeting those responsible for using chemical weapons."

Carl Levin (D-Mich.) — Armed Services Committee chairman says he'll back resolution.

Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) — Foreign Relations panel chairman is working on the measure.

John McCain (R-Ariz.) — Voted in favor of resolution in committee. 

Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) — Has called on the president to act before Congress votes.

Harry Reid (D-Nev.) — Senate majority leader backs the president.

Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) — Voted in favor of resolution in committee.

Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) — Will support measure approved by Foreign Relations Committee.

Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) — "Clear evidence" and "very high probability they will be used again."


House (31) (21 Democrats, 10 Republicans)

John Boehner (R-Ohio) — Speaker to support military action in big boost for Obama.

Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) — Fourth-ranking House Democrat tells MSNBC on Sept. 5 he's told White House he'd support a vote authorizing a limited strike.

Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) — Leaning yes.

Eric Cantor (R-Va.) — Boehner's second in command also backs strike.

Joaquín Castro (D-Texas) — Says he is open to idea of strikes but wants to review evidence.

Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) — Tweeted Monday that the evidence of a chemical attack is strong. He is working with Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) on a resolution. His constituents are against it, Connolly conceded to The Washington Post.

Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) — Senate candidate co-wrote an op-ed with Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) that argues for a "yes" vote.

Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) — Said on Twitter that he stands behind Obama's call for a "targeted and limited response."

Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) — Reportedly said he's not a "pure pacifist."

Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) — The top Democrat on the Foreign Affairs Committee backs the president.

Bill Foster (D-Ill.) — Leaning yes.

Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) — Leaning yes.

Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) — Second-ranking House Dem tweeted Friday that he agreed with the White House that the use of chemical weapons by Syria was unacceptable.

Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) — Dem campaign chief trying to round up support, according to Newsday.

Pete King (R-N.Y.) — His office says King supports a Syria authorization.

Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) — Says he's amazed colleagues want to "paralyze ourselves into inaction."

John Kline (R-Minn.) — "...the world is watching."

Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) — Has publicly backed the president.

Luke Messer (R-Ind.) — At House hearing on Sept. 4, said if he had to vote today, he'd vote yes. He has stressed the president should abide by Congress' decision. Otherwise, there will be "a constitutional crisis."

Jim Moran (D-Va.) — In a release, Moran said, "Now it is up to one of the most divisive, least productive Congresses in history to authorize an intervention and protect the credibility and viability of a U.S. response to Assad's horrific crimes against humanity." 

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — House minority leader will be a crucial player on resolution.

Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) — Co-wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post arguing for U.S. intervention.

Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.)

Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) — Intelligence panel chairman predicts resolution will pass Congress.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) — Former head of the Foreign Affairs Committee is leaning yes.

Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) — Told journalist Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times she's "gettable."

Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) — Said the red line is "America's red line."

Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) — Looks to be leaning yes.

Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) — Has floated a new resolution that is much narrower than Obama's.

Juan Vargas (D-Calif.) — Supports the president.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) — Democratic National Committee chairwoman said on CNN that the "world cannot let such a heinous attack pass without a meaningful response."


Senate (20) (14 Republicans and 6 Democrats)

John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) — Voted against resolution in committee.

John Boozman (R-Ark.) — Leaning no.

Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) — "I think that that is a very dangerous step for the president to be taking,” he said, according to an Idaho television station.

Ted Cruz (R-Texas) — The possible 2016 White House candidate is opposed.

Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) — Believes an alternative way forward for dealing with Assad must be found. Cannot support authorization for strike at this time, according to Sept. 9 statement.

John Hoeven (R-N.D.) — "At this point, I do not support a military strike in Syria - North Dakotans and the American people don't support it," he tweeted.

James Inhofe (R-Okla.) — The ranking member of the Armed Services Committee disagrees with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), says he cannot support action because of budget cuts.

Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) — Voted against resolution in committee.

Mike Lee (R-Utah) — Tea Party leader doesn't believe strike will prevent Syria from using chemical weapons again and worries intervention will bring U.S. deeper into conflict.

Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) — In Sept. 5 statement, says he believes military action at this time is the wrong course of action.

Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) — Said U.S. "cannot afford another conflict that taxes our resources without achieving goals that advance American interests." Moran heads the National Republican Senatorial Committee. 

Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) — Voted against resolution in committee.

Rand Paul (R-Ky.) — Possible 2016 White House candidate has been a critic of military intervention in Syria.

Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) — Said until the administration can "prove a compelling national security interest, clearly define a mission that has a definitive end-state and then build a true coalition of allies," he cannot support military action in Syria.

Jim Risch (R-Idaho) — "I'm extremely reluctant."

Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) — The former Intelligence panel chairman issued a scathing rebuke of Obama, says the president has no exit plan.

Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) — Voted against resolution in committee.

Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) — Says he "concluded that a military strike against Syria is not the answer."

Tom Udall (D-N.M.) — Voted against resolution in committee.

David Vitter (R-La.) — In a statement on Thursday, says he's concerned getting involved in Syria could make mustering resolve to stop a nuclear Iran "impossible."


House (144) (109 Republicans, 35 Democrats)

Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) — Told 48 News he needs to be convinced there is a direct threat to the U.S., adding he doesn't believe that now.

Justin Amash (R-Mich.) — Firm no.

Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) — Tweeted that she's "adamantly opposed" to military action.

Andy Barr (R-Ky.) — Leaning no.

Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.) — Opposed.

Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) — "I share many of your concerns in engaging in this civil war & will be voting no on the authorization of military force in #Syria," he tweeted.

Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) — Tells CBS News on Sept. 4 that it's correct she's leaning no.

Kevin Brady (R-Texas) — Doesn't want to waste resources on "unproductive mission." Believes action "is a mistake."

Paul Broun (R-Ga.) — The Senate candidate told local news site, "I do not believe America should be militarily involved in Syria."

Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) — Buchanan said on Facebook, "I simply cannot support a military strike that is not vital to America's national security interest."

Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) — Told local media he's "not sold at all," cites constituent opposition.

Michael Burgess (R-Texas) — Says U.S. action in Syria would be very risky.

John Campbell (R-Calif.) — A spokesperson told The Hill he is a no.

Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) — Opposed.

Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) — Told The Hill he is leaning no.

Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) — On Sept. 1, he told 41 Action News he would vote no if the vote took place that day.

Tom Cole (R-Okla.) — House deputy whip is leaning no.

Doug Collins (R-Ga.) — Told The Hill he is "a very hard-wing no."

Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) — Has told constituents he is "deeply skeptical."

Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) — Leaning no.

Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) — Tweeted Saturday it was imperative that Obama explore alternatives. 

John Culberson (R-Texas) — A firm no. In a Sept. 5 statement said U.S. has no business supporting either side in Syria's civil war. Will encourage colleagues to vote no unless Israel is threatened.

Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) — Leaning no, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) — Told local outlet he's not yet convinced and has many questions. Remarks indicate a leaning no.

Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) — DesJarlais is now a firm no.

Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) — Said on Sept. 4 he cannot support military authorization at this time.

Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) — Said on MSNBC he is leaning no.

Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) — Iraq War veteran is against military action in Syria.

Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) — Opposed.

Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) — Firm no.

John Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.) — Firm no. Says, "I simply do not want to see any young Americans killed in Syria." Duncan was one of the few Republicans who voted against the Iraq War.

Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) — "I cannot support military action against Syria at this time." 

Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) — In Sept. 6 statement, said he would oppose military action.

Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) — Questions about whether Syrian action is in national interests haven't been met. Says vote will reflect constituent skepticism.

Sam Farr (D-Calif.) — Recent remarks suggest he is leaning no.

Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) — Opposed.

John Fleming (R-La.) — "As the situation now stands, I will vote against U.S. military action on Syria."

Bill Flores (R-Texas)

Randy Forbes (R-Va.) — Said on Fox News on Sunday that taking military action is not in nation's best interests.

Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) — Opposed.

Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) — Has told constituents he is opposed.

Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) — Iraq War veteran went from undecided to opposed.

John Garamendi (D-Calif.) — Opposed.

Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) — Says the president has not yet convinced the public.

Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.) — Iraq War veteran said on Facebook he urges a no vote.

Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) — Says Obama hasn't made the case.

Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) — Chemical weapons use is "reprehensible," but strike would be "imprudent."

Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) — Firm no.

Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) — Is rallying support against the measure.

Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) — Said he is a "strong lean no."

Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) — Has publicly said he is opposed.

Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) — Initially said he backed measure but has shifted to no.

Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) — A certain no vote unless the Obama administration presents him with "game changing information."

Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) — Leaning no, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) — Leaning no.

Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) — A spokesman says Hanabusa leaning "very strongly against it."

Andy Harris (R-Md.) — Leaning no but plans to "examine all of the evidence before making a decision."

Vicky Hartzler (R-Miss.) — Leaning no, according to a recent press release. “I have deep reservations about the wisdom of launching an attack. I also have doubts about U.S. interests in the matter.”

Joe Heck (R-Nev.) — Leaning no.

Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) — A solid no: "It is not the time for Americans to be subjected to the potential of yet another unwinnable overseas war."  

George Holding (R-N.C.) — "Nothing I heard from [the administration] convinced me it is necessary to send one American soldier into battle."

Mike Honda (D-Calif.) — Appears to be leaning no.

Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) — Said on Twitter he would oppose military action after "thoughtful consideration."

Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) — Said on Facebook that he agrees with constituents and sees no evidence of U.S. interests in a Syrian war.

Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) — "I can't support" military action yet, he said, according to

Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) — Concerned military action will result in unforeseen consequences. 

Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) — Has told constituents she is opposed: "... it is still unclear who is on the other side of this conflict."

Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) — Said he is "deeply skeptical that use of force is in our national interest."

Sam Johnson (R-Texas) — The decorated combat veteran has a slew of questions on the mission and appears to be leaning no.

Walter Jones (R-N.C.) — Critic of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is a firm no.

Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) — Senate candidate told WSAV-TV he is leaning no.

Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) — Lance has told local media outlets he is not convinced on U.S. intervention.

James Lankford (R-Okla.) — The lawmaker, who is close to GOP leaders, is opposed.

Tom Latham (R-Iowa) — Has said the president hasn't made the case for intervention.

Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) — Lee, who voted against the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, is "a strong no," her office states.

Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) — Told The Hill on Sept. 5 he is a no at this point.

Billy Long (R-Mo.) — "We should stay out of it."

Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) — Told Wyoming radio station K2 she is opposed.

Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) — Against military intervention, according to his office.

Kenny Marchant (R-Texas) — “I will not vote for U.S. military intervention in Syria," he said in a statement. "President Obama has not presented Congress enough supporting evidence to overcome my serious reservations about ordering the use of U.S. military forces."

Tom Marino (R-Pa.) — Is "absolutely opposed to any intervention in Syria at this time." 

Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) — Firm no.

Jim Matheson (D-Utah) — Is opposed, according to

Michael McCaul (R-Texas) — A crucial vote, the Homeland Security Committee chairman on Thursday said if a vote were held that day, he'd vote no.

Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) — A no vote.

Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) — Wants answers to many questions.

James McGovern (D-Mass.) — Sounds more like a no than a yes. Told Radio Boston, "I'm very skeptical. I'm just sick and tired of all these wars." McGovern has said the president should withdraw his request for congressional authorization.

David McKinley (R-W.Va.) — Told the Charleston Daily Mail that he is "not comfortable putting Americans in harm's way."

Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.) — Local outlet reports he is leaning no.

Pat Meehan (R-Pa.) — Remarks to Lancaster News, Meehan sounds like a no.

Candice Miller (R-Mich.) — Says the "case has not been made" for action.

Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) — Opposed, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) — Cannot support "any U.S. military action or involvement."

Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.) — Told CNN on Sept. 3 the U.S. needs to "stay out of wars" and pay more attention to own backyard.

Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) — Is strongly opposed to a military strike.

Rich Nugent (R-Fla.) — Sent letter to Obama on Friday opposing military intervention.

Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) — Has criticized Obama’s plan as having no “coherence whatsoever.”

Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) — Minnesota delegation is divided on Syria motion.

Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) — Local media reporting Peterson is inclined to vote no.

Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) — Sounds like a no.

Bill Posey (R-Fla.) — Opposed.

Trey Radel (R-Fla.) — The Hill moved Radel from undecided to leaning no after a Sept. 4 interview on MSNBC.

Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) — Reiterated his view that the military draft must be reinstated before an attack on Syria.

Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) — Had been undecided. Now leaning no, according to the Buffalo News. Reed cites feedback from constituents.

Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) — Opposed.

Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) — Leaning no.

Scott Rigell (R-Va.) — Leaning no.

Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) — Leaning no.

Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) — Said U.S. shouldn't try to police Syria.

Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) — Unmoved by GOP leadership support, citing feedback from constituents. Rooney, a deputy whip, will vote no.

Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) — After attending Sunday's briefing, said in a statement he doesn't support military force at this time.

Jon Runyan (R-N.J.) — Appears to be leaning no.

Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) — Salmon expressed criticism of Syria intervention in a Sept. 4 interview with CNN.

Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) — "I’m leaning no. It’s about national security," she said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) — Told WSAV-TV he is in the "no" column.

Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) — Appears to be leaning no.

Austin Scott (R-Ga.) — Leaning no. Does not intend to vote for resolution unless he's convinced chemical weapons could be transferred from Syria to Hamas or could be used against Israel.

José Serrano (D-N.Y.) — “I cannot vote in favor of this authorization because I believe that the outcome of strikes on Syria is unpredictable, and unlikely to be in our nation’s interests,” he said in statement.

Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) — "After attending classified and unclassified briefings on Syria and speaking with people across New Hampshire, at this point, I oppose the United States taking military action against the Assad regime in Syria," she said.

John Shimkus (R-Ill.) — Said "I am not convinced that a limited strike against Syria at this time is warranted." 

Chris Smith (R-N.J.) — Says he will vote no but will introduce legislation to create a Syria war crimes tribunal.

Jason Smith (R-Mo.) — "We should not put our men and women in uniform in harm's way without clear objectives and a sensible strategy." 

Lamar Smith (R-Texas) — Appears to be leaning no. At a town-hall meeting, his constituents were overwhelmingly against military intervention in Syria.

Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) — Says an overwhelming number of his constituents are opposed.

Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) — Said he doesn't see a compelling case for strikes.

Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) — Looks to be leaning no.

Michael Turner (R-Ohio) — Says he's a no until sequestration is lifted.

Fred Upton (R-Mich.) — The Energy and Commerce Committee chairman is leaning no.

Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) — Opposed, according to NY1.

Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) — Sounds like a no vote.

Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) — Cannot support the president "based on the current situation."

Randy Weber (R-Texas) — Sounds like a no vote.

Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) — Will vote no, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) — Tweeted that he is a no.

Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) — Tells The Hill he will oppose authorization. "The case was not made," he said.

Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) — “I will not support President Obama’s request to authorize missile strikes in Syria," he said in statement.

Roger Williams (R-Texas) — Leaning no.

Rob Wittman (R-Va.) — "Has grave concerns," according to The Free Lance-Star.

Frank Wolf (R-Va.) — Leaning no. In a letter to the president, Wolf states he has deep reservations about military intervention.

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) — Said on MSNBC, “The military strike, I can’t support.”

Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) — Said on Facebook an attack is "not warranted at this time."

Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) — Said on Twitter he planned to vote no and remains unconvinced.

Bill Young (R-Fla.) — Influential appropriator is a no.

Don Young (R-Alaska) — Opposed.


Senate (54) (29 Democrats, 23 Republicans, 2 Independents)

Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) 

Max Baucus (D-Mont.) — Told The Hill, "I can't decide until I get my question answered." 

Mark Begich (D-Alaska) — Begich is vulnerable in 2014. Says evidence of chemical weapons must be solid, response must be narrowly tailored and of short duration.

Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) 

Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) 

Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) — "I have not made my mind up yet."

Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) 

Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)

Jeffrey Chiesa (R-N.J.)

Dan Coats (R-Ind.)

Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)

Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)

Susan Collins (R-Maine) — "Firmly undecided." 

John Cornyn (R-Texas) — The No. 2-ranking Senate Republican has called on Obama to address the nation on Syria.

Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.)

Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) — Primary challenger Liz Cheney opposes action.

Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) 

Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) 

Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) — Said his constituents have expressed opposition.

Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) — Has called evidence "circumstantial."

Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)

Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)

Dean Heller (R-Nev.)

Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) 

Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) — Spokesman tells The Hill he is still reviewing Senate resolution.

Tim Johnson (D-S.D.)

Angus King (I-Maine)

Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) 

Mary Landrieu (D-La.) — GOP target in 2014.

Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) — Judiciary Committee chairman voted against the war in Iraq. Opposed broad resolution submitted by the administration.

Ed Markey (D-Mass.) — Voted present on resolution in committee.

Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) 

Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — Wants more information on what needs to be done and what can be accomplished in Syria.

Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)

Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) — Appropriations Committee chairwoman says she's still examining whether to back military action. 

Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

Patty Murray (D-Wash.)

Rob Portman (R-Ohio) 

Jack Reed (D-R.I.)

Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) 

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Tim Scott (R-S.C.) — Scott said he was undecided as he entered a Sept. 5 briefing on Syria.

Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) — Is concerned there isn't clarity about what the administration want to accomplish.

Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

John Thune (R-S.D.)

Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) — Has said he supports military action.

Mark Udall (D-Colo.)

Mark Warner (D-Va.) 

Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) — Has declined to say how she would vote.

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) — "I'm skeptical but undecided."

Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) — Says intelligence clear Assad used chemical weapons but unsure about military action. 


House (92) (71 Democrats, 21 Republicans)

Robert Andrews (D-N.J.)

Ron Barber (D-Ariz.)

John Barrow (D-Ga.)

Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) — Has not come to an option on the issue.

Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.)

Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.)

Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) — Told ABC5 News: "I'm waiting for the president to make the case on the possible use of force and the aftermath."

Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) — Iraq and Afghanistan veteran said questions remain about strategic objectives and U.S. security.

Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)

Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) — In statement, says many questions remain before action can be determined.

Ken Calvert (R-Calif.)

Lois Capps (D-Calif.)

Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) — Says he will not make final decision until final classified briefing on Monday. 

Bill Cassidy (R-La.) — Senate candidate

Steve Chabot (R-Ohio)

Judy Chu (D-Calif.) — Asking for constituent input.

David Cicilline (D-R.I.) — Said on MSNBC he is "skeptical."

James Clyburn (D-S.C.) — No.3-ranking House Democrat: "Issues of war and peace require thoughtful consideration. I reserve judgment on Syria until a resolution and more details are forthcoming."

Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) — Undecided and waiting for more information, according to his office.

Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) — Has not made up his mind but told WKRN-TV he is "extremely leery."

Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) — In a round of cable interviews, says he's torn between president and constituents opposed to a strike. 

Steve Daines (R-Mont.) — In statement, says he won't back strike unless he's convinced national security is at risk and president's strategy will successfully secure interests. Will closely scrutinize intelligence.

Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.)

Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.)

Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.)

William Enyart (D-Ill.)

Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) — Close friend of Pelosi's. Deemed "dubious" by local media outlet.

Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.)

Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.)

Lois Frankel (D-Fla.)

Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) — Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus is undecided.

Joe Garcia (D-Fla.)

Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) — Judiciary panel chairman has been meeting with constituents on Syria. 

Jim Himes (D-Conn.)

Rush Holt (D-N.J.)

Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) — Believes that the international community must take some type of action against Syria. Her statement indicates she's more likely a yes than a no.

Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) — Said a significant number of constituents oppose a strike, but he wants to support Obama. Wants president to engage more. 

Bill Johnson (R-Ohio)

Joseph Kennedy (D-Mass.)

Dan Kildee (D-Mich.)

Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.)

Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) — Spokesman says congressman willing to consider limited strike, but doesn't support it yet and will decide based on intelligence and constituent input.

John Larson (D-Conn.) — Close Pelosi ally is undecided.

John Lewis (D-Ga.) — His office said he is undecided.

David Loebsack (D-Iowa) — Told local outlet, "we must exercise extreme caution."

Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)

Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) — Close ally of Pelosi is undecided.

Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) 

Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.)

Sean Maloney (D-N.Y.)

Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) — A spokesman for the House majority whip said McCarthy is weighing “the information and intelligence presented to him by the president and his national security team.”

Betty McCollum (D-Minn.)

Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) — Armed Services panel chairman is undecided.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) — The fourth-ranked GOP leader says she is skeptical.

Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) — Says he's still studying the issue.

George Miller (D-Calif.) — A Pelosi ally.

Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) 

Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) — Running for the Senate.

Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.)

Richard Neal (D-Mass.) — Noted in his statement that he voted against the Iraq War.

Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Calif.)

Bill Owens (D-N.Y.) — Wants details on what the mission will be.

Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.)

Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.)

Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) — Undecided, according to his communications director.

Scott Perry (R-Pa.) — Undecided but not inclined to back a resolution authorizing action.

Gary Peters (D-Mich.) — The Senate candidate said in a statement that he'll review intelligence, speak with experts and listen to his constituents over the next few days before making a decision.

Scott Peters (D-Calif.) — In statement on website, says he's undecided. 

Joe Pitts (R-Pa.)

Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)

Martha Roby (R-Ala.)

Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.)

Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) 

Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) — "The president has some work to do to recover from his grave missteps in Syria. He needs to clearly demonstrate that the use of military force would strengthen America's security."

Tim Ryan (D-Ohio)

Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) — Undecided, but says red lines "matter" and the U.S. must act "if necessary, alone, to respond appropriately." Says he will continue to review administration's strategy.

Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)

Bobby Scott (D-Va.) — Expressed concern about precedent the U.S. would be setting by approving an attack.

Terri Sewell (D-Ala.)

Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) — " I haven't gotten all the information I feel I need to make an informed decision."

Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) — Has many questions for the administration.

Jackie Speier (D-Calif.)

Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) — The Iraq war vet is undecided.

Chris Stewart (R-Utah)

Mark Takano (D-Calif.)

Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.)

Mike Thompson (D-Calif.)

John Tierney (D-Mass.) — In statement, says he will consider potential costs, duration and ramifications before making decision.

David Valadao (R-Calif.)

Tim Walz (D-Minn.) — His constituents are strongly opposed. 

Peter Welch (D-Vt.) 

Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) — Said "In the coming days I will be listening to my constituents' concerns."

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Russell Berman, Haley Bissegger, Kevin Bogardus, Alexander Bolton, Bob Cusack, Jonathan Easley, Ben Geman, Jeremy Herb, Molly K. Hooper, Alexandra Jaffe, Pete Kasperowicz, Keith Laing, Mike Lillis, Patrick Mortiere, Carlo Munoz, Vicki Needham, Blake Neff, Julian Notaro, Julian Pecquet, Rebecca Shabad, Ian Swanson, Mario Trujillo and Erik Wasson contributed.