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Lawmakers Say Congress Must Authorize Any Strike Against Islamic State

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ISIS fighting in Syria Photo: screenshot

ISIS fighting in Syria Photo: screenshot

New York Times – A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Wednesday called for Congress to debate and vote on whether to authorize President Obama to take military action against Sunni militants in Iraq and Syria.

In a letter to Speaker John A. Boehner, the lawmakers — Representatives Barbara Lee of California and James McGovern of Massachusetts, both Democrats, and Walter B. Jones, Republican of North Carolina — said it was time for Congress to weigh in on whether to give Mr. Obama the power to broaden what began as a limited military mission in Iraq.

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