DEBRIEF | Many believe the short debate sent a bad signal for a body held in low regard by the public.
The plan calls for training and equipping moderate rebels in hopes of stemming the growing threat.
Democratic leaders are at odds with many rank-and-file lawmakers, who want a large war powers debate during the lame duck session.
The 273-to-156 vote revealed broad misgivings in both parties about the strategy’s chances of success.
DEBRIEF | Signs of reluctance show how the post-9/11 politics of war have changed.
The chamber’s GOP leaders expect to approve President Obama’s request for authority
The No. 2 Democrat in the House called for a debate after the Nov. 4 elections to give a greater legislative imprint on attacks against the Islamic State.
Obama’s push to get the rebel-aid provision in a funding bill may make it hard to tell who’s for, who’s against.
Under the scenario that Obama favors, there is no standalone vote on the plan.
Plan includes short-term extension for Export-Import Bank and averts government shutdown in October.