“We have been told we have more time,” Pelosi said Wednesday at an event at the online payment company Square in San Francisco. “They can accommodate a couple of weeks of debate. Our members want to have a say in shaping the resolution.”
House Speaker John Boehner, who has endorsed a Syrian strike, has said he expects a vote next week. Pelosi’s office clarified that the process could slip into the week of Sept. 16 since the Senate is unlikely to take up their resolution until the end of next week giving members this week and the next to discuss the proposal.
Pelosi also confirmed she will not be whipping whatever version of a use-of-force resolution the House ultimately considers.
“It’s not anything you whip,” Pelosi said. “I’m not whipping. I’m not persuading on this.”