With new Syria plan, House seeks to keep Obama on short leash

September 16, 2014 1:19 PM

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The House plan for training and arming Syrian rebels has many checks on the Obama administration to make sure Congress has oversight. Too many, some say.

Washington — The House of Representatives is responding to President Obama’s request to fund the training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State, with debate and a vote ahead this week.

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