Syria: What to expect on Capitol Hill this week

Here's a brief look at the week ahead on Capitol Hill as lawmakers continue mulling how to vote on a proposed resolution seeking authorization for a U.S. military strike on Syria. The schedule below is based on information provided by senior congressional aides.

TUESDAY:
In the morning: A bicameral, bipartisan congressional leadership meeting with President Obama at the White House. All House and Senate leadership and heads of national security committees and their ranking members will attend, according to congressional aides.

11:30 a.m.:
A classified closed-door briefing for House and Senate lawmakers will be held. Senate Visitors Center 217.

2:30 p.m.: Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing with Secretary of State John F. Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey. 2:30 p.m. Hart 216.

WEDNESDAY:
12 p.m.: House Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing where Kerry plans to testify. 2172 Rayburn House Office Building.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee also plans to hold a closed-door classified meeting Wednesday on the situation in Syria.

THURSDAY:
2 p.m.: A classified, closed-door briefing for House and Senate lawmakers will be held. House Visitors Center Room 304.

FRIDAY:
2 p.m.: A classified, closed-door briefing for Senators only will be held. Senate Visitors Center Room 217.

 

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Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.

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