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

Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryHillary Clinton under microscope at inauguration Overnight Tech: Meet the key players for Trump on tech | Patent chief staying on | Kerry aide goes to Snapchat | Uber's M settlement Tillerson met with top State official: report 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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