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Read House measure to arm Syrian rebels

The House Rules Committee Wednesday evening released an amendment to the continuing resolution (CR) that would authorize funding to train and arm the moderate opposition in Syria.

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) offered the seven-page amendment, which House lawmakers will start debating on Tuesday.

It would require Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to submit the administration’s plan for training the moderate opposition 15 days before the commencement of any such activities, an aide said.

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