House members are set to decide on two bills that would prevent sequestration cuts until Dec. 11 and grant President Barack Obama additional authorities to combat the Islamic State, Defense News reported Monday.
John Bennett writes a House email last week ordered legislators to meet on Monday for “legislative business” and “consider legislation related to the president’s request and the CR as early as Tuesday.”
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the chamber will approve the president’s request, according to the report.
Obama recently asked the House Appropriations Committee for authorization to train and arm Syrian rebels in a move to boost the fight against extremist groups in Syria, Defense News reports.
House Republicans moved to delay last week a decision on the stopgap spending bill in order to hear first Pres. Obama’s strategic plan, Bennett reports.