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 KaineA lesson of the Trump, Tlaib, Omar, Netanyahu affair Warren's pledge to avoid first nuclear strike sparks intense pushback Almost three-quarters say minimum age to buy tobacco should be 21: Gallup 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 MeeksEmbattled Juul seeks allies in Washington House Democrat knocks Trump's Cummings tweet: 'This guy is a terrible, terrible human being' Pelosi backers feel vindicated after tumultuous stretch 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.