Senate Syria markup delayed as members attempt to reach deal

A Senate Foreign Relations Committee markup of a resolution authorizing military strikes against Syria has been delayed at least an hour as members of the panel try to reconcile their differences.

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Senators have spent more than three hours in a classified briefing in the Capitol Visitor Center, delaying a scheduled committee vote on the measure.

Sen. Jim RischJim RischSen. Cory Gardner endorses Cruz GOP lawmakers vie for convention power GOP senator on endorsing Cruz: 'I guess it depends on your definition' MORE (Idaho), the second-ranking Republican on the panel, said colleagues were discussing the resolution as he left the meeting.

Sen. John McCainJohn McCainExperts warn weapons gap is shrinking between US, Russia and China McCain delivers his own foreign policy speech Republicans who vow to never back Trump MORE (R-Ariz.), an influential voice on national security and a member of the Foreign Relations panel, said Wednesday morning he would not support the use-of-force resolution “in its current form.”

McCain has expressed concern the resolution goes too far in restricting the president's authority.