How will Congress pay for ISIS offensive?

A key senator says that Congress must debate costs of the U.S. offensive in Iraq and Syria when lawmakers return to the nation's capital in November.

“We ought to have the questions about cost up front,” Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineOvernight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices | Senate confirms Trump FDA pick | Trump officials approve Medicaid work requirements in South Carolina Senate confirms Trump's nominee to lead FDA Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism MORE (D-Va.), who pressed the White House for congressional authorization before launching airstrikes on militants in the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, told an audience at the Center for American Progress earlier this week.


The Hill spoke with Democratic Reps. Brad Sherman (Calif.), Gregory MeeksGregory Weldon MeeksOn The Money: House passes monthlong stopgap | Broader spending talks stall | Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns | Progressives ramp up attacks on private equity Progressive Democrats ramp up attacks on private equity CNN: Biden likened Clinton impeachment to 'partisan lynching' in 1998 MORE (N.Y.) and Republican Rep. Morgan GriffithHoward (Morgan) Morgan GriffithThe 27 Republicans who voted with Democrats to block Trump from taking military action against Iran Overnight Energy: Senate Dems introduce Green New Deal alternative | Six Republicans named to House climate panel | Wheeler confirmed to lead EPA Six Republicans named to House climate panel MORE (Va.) for their perspectives on paying for the offensive against ISIS.

They differ over whether the White House will need additional money to pay for President Obama’s mission to degrade and defeat ISIS.