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September 3, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Suzan DelBene remains undecided on possible Syria strike

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post is counting U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene as among 19 House Democrats who are leaning against U.S. military action against Syria. But a spokesman for the Medina freshman said Tuesday DelBene’s position is more accurately “undecided.” “She wants more information from the administration and to hear more constituent input…

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August 28, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Adam Smith calls for arms and aid to Syrian opposition

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Adam Smith of Bellevue on Wednesday called for supplying arms and humanitarian aid to Syrian opposition forces in response to last week’s apparent chemical attacks on civilians blamed on President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. But Smith, the top Democrat on the House Armed Service Committee, remains unconvinced that military action by the…

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