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.
Boehner, McConnell noncommittal on congressional role ahead of White House meeting later Tuesday.
It is now much easier for opponents to turn Washington leaders into national political villains.
Goal is to approve a short-term spending measure, maybe debate ISIL, then go back to campaigning.
Debate over a potential U.S. military response to the Islamic State expected to upend carefully laid plans to quickly pass a spending measure and head back to the campaign trail.
House and Senate Democrats increasingly divided on whether president should act before elections.