Senate votes 78-22 in favor of Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels

Senate votes 78-22 in favor of Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels
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On Thursday night, with a 78-22 vote, the Senate approved President Obama's plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to fight against ISIS.

The proposal was added as an amendment to a spending bill that will keep the government operating on Oct. 1, the beginning of a new fiscal year, Reuters reports. Following the vote, Obama said he was glad that a majority of Democrats and Republicans supported the legislation. "I believe we're strongest as a nation when the president and Congress work together," he said.

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