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Yea3.png On September 4, 2013, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved an authorization for President Obama to use limited force against Syria.[1] It was approved by a 10-7 vote.[2][1] The vote came after a three-hour briefing with top Obama administration officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.[2]

Of the nine Democratic members and eight Republican members that made up the committee, seven Democrats and three Republicans voted in favor, while five Republicans and two Democrats opposed the authorization.[2] A single "present" vote was cast by Ed Markey (D). {{{Name}}} was one of the three Republicans who approved the authorization.[3]