Crisis In Syria
In making the case for a military strike against Syria, Obama also acknowledged that a Russian plan to avoid a strike was "encouraging."
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Sept. 10, 2013 7:50 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden says he'll vote against authorizing the use of military force in Syria.
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Sept. 06, 2013 1:09 p.m.
With Oregon's delegation back home, OPB Think Out Loud has been talking with leaders about their reaction to Obama's plans to take action in Syria.
Kathryn Boyd-Batstone / OPB
Sept. 04, 2013 midnight
Three Oregon members of Congress weighed in this week on whether the U.S. Congress should approve a military strike against Syria
Sept. 06, 2013 2:36 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, sent out an announcement today that provided more details about which of her congressional duties will continue as she learns to care for her newborn daughter.
US Senate. Idaho Senator Jim Risch
Sept. 05, 2013 3:08 p.m.
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch says the repercussions of a limited attack on Syria are too hazy and Americans are too war-weary to justify President Obama's proposed military strike.
US Senate. Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho questions Secretary of State John Kerry on the Obama administration's proposed military action in Syria.
Sept. 04, 2013 2:39 p.m.
Members of Idaho's all-Republican congressional delegation aren't yet committing to a position on military action in Syria. But the direction most are
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Sept. 03, 2013 4:25 p.m.
Members of Congress from Washington state are mostly undecided ahead of an expected vote next week to authorize military force against Syria.
Aug. 31, 2013 6:30 p.m.
Several hundred people protested in downtown Portland this weekend against any kind of military strike in Syria.
Aug. 30, 2013 2:53 p.m.
As President Barack Obama decides whether and how to intervene in Syria, Portland-based Mercy Corps is remaining quiet about its staff there. But the charity is helping hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.