House Approves Obama Plan to Arm Syrian Rebels Against ISIS

September 17, 2014 11:17 PM

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House Approves Obama Plan to Arm Syrian Rebels Against ISIS

Despite warnings from war-weary opponents on both sides of the aisle, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House voted Wednesday to give President Barack Obama authorization to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to combat ISIS militants.

The vote was 273 in favor of the measure, 156 against. Seventy-one Republicans and 85 Democrats voted no.

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