Obama was scheduled to address the
Obama left Washington on Tuesday night for a trip to Sweden and the
Though many lawmakers have returned to the Capitol for public hearings and classified briefings on the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons, Monday is the first scheduled full session in both the House and the
The Senate will have a brief, pro forma session Friday for the purpose of filing the resolution to authorize force, as passed by the Foreign Relations Committee Thursday. The first procedural vote could come on Wednesday, Senate aides said.
The White House says Obama continues to contact lawmakers from abroad. He "made five calls to a bipartisan group of senators" Wednesday, an official said.