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Sixty-five House lawmakers signed a letter urging President [[Barack Obama]] to call [[Congress]] back into session if he plans to use military force in Syria.<ref name="syria">[http://news.yahoo.com/65-lawmakers-ask-obama-consult-syria-122955152.html ''Yahoo,'' "65 Lawmakers Ask Obama to Consult on Syria," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref>
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More than one hundred [[U.S. House|House]] lawmakers signed a letter urging President [[Barack Obama]] to call [[Congress]] back into session if he plans to use military force in Syria.<ref name="syria">[http://news.yahoo.com/65-lawmakers-ask-obama-consult-syria-122955152.html ''Yahoo,'' "65 Lawmakers Ask Obama to Consult on Syria," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref>
  
 
Rep. Scott Rigell wrote in the letter in August 2013 that “engaging our military in Syria when no direct threat to the United States exists and without prior congressional authorization would violate the separation of powers that is clearly delineated in the Constitution.”<ref name="syria"/><ref name="letter"/>
 
Rep. Scott Rigell wrote in the letter in August 2013 that “engaging our military in Syria when no direct threat to the United States exists and without prior congressional authorization would violate the separation of powers that is clearly delineated in the Constitution.”<ref name="syria"/><ref name="letter"/>
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“If you deem that military action in Syria is necessary, [[Congress]] can reconvene at your request,” the letter reads. “We stand ready to come back into session, consider the facts before us, and share the burden of decisions made regarding U.S. involvement in the quickly escalating Syrian conflict.”<ref name="letter">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/syria-congress-95965.html#ixzz2dHbQnFAK ''Politico,'' "33 lawmakers: Congress must approve Syria action," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref>
 
“If you deem that military action in Syria is necessary, [[Congress]] can reconvene at your request,” the letter reads. “We stand ready to come back into session, consider the facts before us, and share the burden of decisions made regarding U.S. involvement in the quickly escalating Syrian conflict.”<ref name="letter">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/syria-congress-95965.html#ixzz2dHbQnFAK ''Politico,'' "33 lawmakers: Congress must approve Syria action," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref>
  
Most signers of the letter are [[Republicans]]. {{{Name}}} was one of ten [[Democratic]] members to sign the letter.<ref name="letter"/><noinclude>{{reflist}}[[Category:Congress templates]]</noinclude>
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Ninety-eight of the signers of the letter were [[Republicans]]. {{{Name}}} was one of eighteen [[Democratic]] members to sign the letter.<ref name="letter"/><noinclude>{{reflist}}[[Category:Congress templates]]</noinclude>

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More than one hundred House lawmakers signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to call Congress back into session if he plans to use military force in Syria.[1]

Rep. Scott Rigell wrote in the letter in August 2013 that “engaging our military in Syria when no direct threat to the United States exists and without prior congressional authorization would violate the separation of powers that is clearly delineated in the Constitution.”[1][2]

The letter notes that the lawmakers believe Obama should have asked Congress for permission when he sent cruise missiles and bombs into Libya. “If the use of 221 Tomahawk cruise missles, 704 Joint Direct Attack Munitions, and 42 Predator Hellfire missiles expended in Libya does not constitute ‘hostilities,’ what does?” the signers ask.[2]

“If you deem that military action in Syria is necessary, Congress can reconvene at your request,” the letter reads. “We stand ready to come back into session, consider the facts before us, and share the burden of decisions made regarding U.S. involvement in the quickly escalating Syrian conflict.”[2]

Ninety-eight of the signers of the letter were Republicans. {{{Name}}} was one of eighteen Democratic members to sign the letter.[2]