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Senate committee hopes Syria resolution completed on Tuesday

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he hoped a Senate resolution on the use of military force in Syria would be written by the end of Tuesday, so the committee could vote on it on Wednesday.

He said in a committee hearing on Syria that committee leaders and staff were working on a text that would let President Barack Obama's administration pursue military action in Syria, but ensure that it is not an open-ended engagement "and specifically not with boots on the ground, American troops on the ground."

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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