GO
Loading...

Reid backs off Wednesday Senate vote on Syria

Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 6:33 PM ET
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
Getty Images
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday abruptly backed off plans to schedule a test vote on Wednesday on a White House-backed resolution to authorize military strikes against Syria.

Just hours after saying he wanted the much-anticipated vote on Wednesday, Reid returned to the Senate to nix those plans.

Aides said matters were fluid, particularly with Russia now trying to help find a way to avoid U.S. military force. They said a vote was still likely later in the week.

Featured

Contact Politics

  • CNBC NEWSLETTERS

    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    › Learn More