Senate to rework and narrow a Syria resolution

Members of the Senate plan to narrow President Obama’s authorization request for military action in Syria, Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said Sunday.

Leahy told reporters about the planned rewrite of the resolution after attending a classified intelligence briefing on Sunday at the Capitol.

“At the stakeout [Leahy] said that there will be new language drafted in the Senate for consideration, that the administration understands that, and that the current version is too broad,” said a spokesman for Leahy.

Several members of Congress have expressed concerns that the resolution from the White House is overly broad, and those concerns persisted after the briefing on Sunday with senior administration officials that was intended to build support for military action.