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September 11, 2013

Senate moves away from Syria debate--for now

The Senate is turning to energy legislation--no more Syria debate Wednesday.

That could change, but as long as the United States is seeking a diplomatic breakthrough, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said the Senate would move on to other business.

"Congress will be watching these negotiations very closely," he said.

"If there is any indication they're not serious or there is any indication they're not serious or they're being used as a ploy to delay, then Congress stands ready to return to that Syria resolution to give the president the authority to hold the Assad regime accountable for the pain, suffering and death he caused with those chemical weapons."


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