For Obama, a lot is riding on Congress' decision on Syria
Lisa Mascaro and Kathleen HennesseyWASHINGTON — The White House faces the strong possibility of a defeat over Syria that could seriously damage the president for the rest of his tenure, a peril the administration will battle this week as members of Congress return to work and open a decisive chapter of the Obama presidency.
Administration efforts to seek support from lawmakers, including personal phone calls by the president, so far appear to have changed few minds.
Nor has the support of top Republican and Democratic congressional leaders in both houses, who have lined up behind President Obama's plan to punish the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad for what U.S. officials say was a poison gas attack last month near Damascus that killed more than 1,400 people.
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"For Obama, a lot is riding on Congress' decision on Syria ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2013. Consulté le 06/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/for-obama-a-lot-is-riding-on-congress-decision-on-syria-