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House passes Syria measure; McCollum, Nolan, Bachmann oppose

WASHINGTON – A measure arming and training Syrian rebels passed the House 273-156.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey testified Tuesday during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Iraq and Syria policy.
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“There is no place for ISIL to exist in a just world,” Rep. Tim Walz, who supported the measure, said in a statement. “We must take proactive action to assist our allies around the globe to degrade and destroy ISIL and those who sympathize with their unjust cause.”

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