U.S. Congress seen approving funds if needed for Islamic State campaign

September 8, 2014 11:29 PM

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U.S. Congress seen approving funds if needed for Islamic State campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to pursue a military campaign against Islamic State without seeking special congressional authority now but lawmakers said on Monday they would probably approve any request he made for extra funding.

They said there was widespread support in Congress for attacks to stop the advance of the Sunni Islamist militant group, especially after the videotaped beheading of two American journalists by the Islamist group in the last three weeks.

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