Senate Syria markup delayed as members attempt to reach deal

A Senate Foreign Relations Committee markup of a resolution authorizing military strikes against Syria has been delayed at least an hour as members of the panel try to reconcile their differences.

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Senators have spent more than three hours in a classified briefing in the Capitol Visitor Center, delaying a scheduled committee vote on the measure.

Sen. Jim RischJames (Jim) Elroy RischRubio won't challenge colleague for Foreign Relations gavel Senate approves Trump's debt deal with Democrats Overnight Cybersecurity: Mueller impanels grand jury in Russia probe | Researcher who helped stop WannaCry attack detained | Audit finds OPM systems still at risk MORE (Idaho), the second-ranking Republican on the panel, said colleagues were discussing the resolution as he left the meeting.

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainRubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts The VA's woes cannot be pinned on any singular administration Overnight Defense: Mattis offers support for Iran deal | McCain blocks nominees over Afghanistan strategy | Trump, Tillerson spilt raises new questions about N. Korea policy MORE (R-Ariz.), an influential voice on national security and a member of the Foreign Relations panel, said Wednesday morning he would not support the use-of-force resolution “in its current form.”

McCain has expressed concern the resolution goes too far in restricting the president's authority.