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Wed September 4, 2013
Barrasso votes no on military force in Syria
Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso is among the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who have voted against the use of U.S. military force in Syria.
The committee approved a use-of-force resolution Wednesday on a 10-7 vote. President Barack Obama seeks to use force to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad for a recent chemical attack the administration says killed more than 1,400 people.
Barrasso says in a release he condemns atrocities Assad's government has committed against innocent men, women and children over two years of civil war in Syria.
He says he voted against the resolution because the Obama administration hasn't provided an ultimate objective or strategy in Syria.