Congressional leaders express 'support' for fight against Islamic State

September 9, 2014 11:42 PM

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Congressional leaders express 'support' for fight against Islamic State

But members of both parties disagree on whether congressional authorization is necessary for US airstrikes to continue against the Islamic State. Congressional leaders met Tuesday with President Obama and Vice President Biden.

Washington — [Updated 7:30 p.m. EDT] Congressional leaders from both parties “expressed their support for efforts to degrade and ultimately destroy” the militant Islamic State when they met Tuesday with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, according to a White House readout of the meeting.

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