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Senate panel oversteps power with move on Syrian policy

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has injected itself into U.S. foreign policy making regarding Syria.

It’s not the first time lawmakers have moved to pressure a president to take a momentous step that could involve U.S. lives and treasure.

As someone who worked for the panel in the late 1960s when it was chaired by Sen. J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark., I participated in efforts to reshape Nixon administration policies related to the Vietnam War.

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