Obama administration begins 'full court press' to convince Congress to approve military action against Syria
POSTED: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 7:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 8:04am
NBC NATIOANL NEWS — A White House lobbying effort was under way yesterday to convince Congress to approve military strike against Syria over an alleged chemical-weapons attack by government forces.
President Barack Obama was expected to talk to Senators John McCain (R-Ariz) and Lindsey Graham, (R-S.C.) later Monday -- the first of a string of meetings this week laying the groundwork for Congressional approval.
House Democrats received an unclassified briefing Monday morning that lasted about 70 minutes. Some 127 legislators were on the conference call lead by National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, a House Democratic aide told NBC News.
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