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King: No immediate ISIS threat to homeland

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said in an interview Sunday that President Obama doesn't need congressional approval for additional airstrikes in Syria in response to the growing threat from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

King, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said on ABC's "This Week" that he's not aware of ISIS posing an threat to America's homeland.

"I'm not aware of any particular threat right now," King said.

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King said that it's "probably better" for Obama to get congressional approval for airstrikes in Syria.

"But I don't think he needs it," King added.

King's comments come after President Obama announced on NBC's "Meet The Press" that he'll give a national security address on Wednesday to discuss the administration's response to ISIS.

Obama said on NBC that he'll meet with congressional leaders on Tuesday, a day before his speech, about the issue.

"I am going to be asking Congress to make sure that they understand and support what our plan is," Obama said on NBC. "And it's going to require some resources, I suspect, above what we are currently doing in the region."

Obama said he thinks "it's important for Congress to understand what the plan is, to have buy in, to debate it."

"And that's why we've been consulting with Congress throughout," Obama said on NBC. "And this speech will allow Congress, I think, to understand very clearly and very specifically what it is that we are doing but also what we're not doing."

Obama added that he's "going to be asking Congress to make sure that they understand and support what our plan is."