Republican House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following joint statement:
Under the Constitution, the responsibility to declare war lies with Congress.
We are glad the president is seeking authorization for any military action in Syria in response to serious, substantive questions being raised.
In consultation with the president, we expect the House to consider a measure the week of September 9th.
This provides the president time to make his case to Congress and the American people.
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