Template:GOP Foreign Relations Committee No

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Nay3.png On September 4, 2013, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved an authorization for President Obama to use limited force against Syria.[1][2]

The vote came after a three-hour briefing with top Obama administration officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry and James Clapper, the director of national intelligence.[3]

Of the nine Democratic members and eight Republican members that make up the committee, seven Democrats and three Republicans voted in favor, while five Republicans and two Democrats opposed the authorization.[3] A single "present" vote was cast by Ed Markey (D). {{{Name}}} was one of the five Republicans who opposed the authorization.[4]