“While ISIS is recruiting additional fighters every day, Republicans in the Senate are twiddling their thumbs,” Chuck Schumer said.
Speaker Paul Ryan said he will call for a vote on the matter in the House this week.
France said E.U. nations could assist “either by taking part in France’s operations in Syria or Iraq, or by easing the load or providing support for France in other operations.”
“Just as France stood with us after the attacks of September 11, we stand with France today,” Reid said.
“There will be an intensification of the strategy we put forward, but the strategy we putting forward is will ultimately going to work,” Obama said.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday that the President will sign the bill, despite the Guantanamo stipulations.
Obama called Brett McGurk, who will assume the role of Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL next month, “one of my most trusted advisers on Iraq.”
“The men and women who serve in our armed forces deserve adequate and responsible funding,not through a gimmick or not through a slush fund,” a WH spokesman said.