The House will consider granting President Obama authorization to strike Syria the week of Sept. 9, House leaders said Saturday.

Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFeehery: How GOP takes back the House in two years Warren, Brown voice support for controversial Biden budget office pick Principles to unify America MORE (R-Ohio) and other members of his leadership team applauded Obama for seeking the authorization, but made no mention of bringing Congress back early to consider it.

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That would postpone any military strike against Syria — which had seemed imminent — until at least after Sept. 9, when Congress is set to return from a five-week vacation.

“Under the Constitution, the responsibility to declare war lies with Congress. We are glad the president is seeking authorization for any military action in Syria in response to serious, substantive questions being raised,” the statement from the GOP leaders said. “In consultation with the president, we expect the House to consider a measure the week of September 9th. This provides the president time to make his case to Congress and the American people.”

The statement was signed by BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFeehery: How GOP takes back the House in two years Warren, Brown voice support for controversial Biden budget office pick Principles to unify America MORE, Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorSpanberger's GOP challenger raises over .8 million in third quarter The Hill's Campaign Report: Florida hangs in the balance Eric Cantor teams up with former rival Dave Brat in supporting GOP candidate in former district MORE (R-Va.), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Westerman tapped as top Republican on House Natural Resources Committee | McMorris Rodgers wins race for top GOP spot on Energy and Commerce | EPA joins conservative social network Parler McMorris Rodgers wins race for top GOP spot on Energy and Commerce OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Republicans in campaign mode for top spots on House environmental committees | Peterson loss prompts scramble for House Agriculture chair MORE (R-Wash.). Boehner has not said whether he supports a strike, and a House Republican leadership aide said the onus for winning the vote would be on Obama.

"This vote is going to depend on the president making the case to Congress - and, more importantly, the American people," the aide said. "We are also going to need complete, serious answers to the questions the Speaker and other have asked."

Support also came from GOP senators.

“I am very pleased that the president has listened to the suggestion we and many others have made to bring this authorization to Congress,” said Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerGOP lawmaker patience runs thin with Trump tactics Former GOP senator: Republicans cannot let Trump's 'reckless' post-election claims stand Cornyn: Relationships with Trump like 'women who get married and think they're going to change their spouse' MORE (R-Tenn.). And on the left, liberals said Obama was putting down an important precedent by seeking authorization.

“After years of societal and international norms being thrown out the door -- and things like torture, violations of civil liberties, and war becoming normalized -- today's announcement is an important down payment on proper norms and regular order being restored,” said Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.


Russell Berman contributed to this report.

This report was updated at 3:25 p.m.