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 RischRepublicans root for Pence as VP Senate votes for energy bill negotiations with House GOP senators: Revoke security clearances for Clinton and her staffers MORE (Idaho), the second-ranking Republican on the panel, said colleagues were discussing the resolution as he left the meeting.

Sen. John McCainJohn McCainSyria activists cheer Kaine pick Clinton brings in the heavy hitters Guess which Cuban-American 2016 candidate best set themselves up for 2020? 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.