House Republicans are preparing a bill to arm Syrian rebels — with some strings attached

House Republicans are preparing a bill to arm Syrian rebels — with some strings attached
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House Republicans are working on a stopgap bill that would give President Obama authority to train and arm Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS, but the bill would also impose a few checks on that power.

The bill would require the White House to update Congress every 90 days on the effort, and force Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to give lawmakers 15 days of notice before arming the rebels, according to Politico. It would also prohibit the president from sending in combat troops on the ground — something he has already said is off the table.

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