Sequester Takes Backseat To Syria As Senate Mulls Strikes

Law360, New York (September 3, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT) -- A looming budget battle over the debt ceiling and a $594.4 billion defense spending bill that may accelerate a fight over the sequester was pushed to the background Monday on Capitol Hill, as the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee mulled a potential military attack on Syria.

Three days after President Barack Obama told the country that he would ask Congress for a resolution on a military attack on the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a full Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked Secretary of State John...
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