Congressional members address concerns on Syria strikes

By Beau Ebenezer

Congressional members address concerns on Syria strikes

September 5, 2013 Updated Sep 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM CDT

CREVE COEUR, Ill. -- President Obama is waiting on the approval of Congress to allow a strike on Syria.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted yesterday in favor of using military force against Syria in retaliation for the reported use of chemical weapons.

The bill will now go to the full Senate for a debate.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, who made a stop in Central Illinois earlier this afternoon, said he is in full support of the strike.

He was joined by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, who still has some concerns regarding the decision.

"I don't know exactly how these missiles work," said Bustos. "I'm told that they are pretty precise, but I have some questions about that. Also, as we stand here, we can't predict what Syria will do to respond, and that concerns me a great deal."

The majority of congress still remains undecided.

The full senate is set to vote next week.

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