Senate Delays Vote on Syria Strike Authorization

Reid will not hold test vote Wednesday


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) is delaying the first full Senate vote on a resolution to attack Syria. Reid had previously laid out a schedule which would have involved an initial vote on Wednesday.

In a speech on the Senate floor Monday evening, Reid said "we have enough votes for cloture," the initial vote requiring 60 Senators to proceed to a vote on passage, but that he wants to wait.