Top Republican: Congress cannot be 'brushed aside' on Syria

Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryIn the fight between Rick Perry and climate scientists — He’s winning Obama cyber czar: Trump State Department needs cybersecurity office Kerry on Trump’s military transgender ban: ‘We’re better than this’ MORE briefed Royce Monday evening about the administration's options. The White House has said Obama would respond after concluding that Bashar Assad's regime used chemical weapons in an attack that rebels say killed more than 1,300 people last week.

Royce is but the latest lawmaker to make the case that Congress should authorize military force. A growing number of House members are signing on to a letter from Rep. Scott RigellScott RigellGOP rushes to embrace Trump GOP lawmaker appears in Gary Johnson ad Some in GOP say Trump has gone too far MORE (R-Va.) demanding the president consult Congress.

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