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Baucus says too soon to say on Syria

By Associated Press
Published On: Sep 10 2013 03:08:37 PM MDT

HELENA, Mont. -

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus says the situation with Syria is too fluid to say how he might vote on a resolution.
    
Baucus told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the situation has changed with recent developments suggesting the possibility of a diplomatic end to Syria's use of chemical weapons banned by international treaty.
    
The Obama administration has lobbied for a congressional vote this week calling for military action against Syria, a request that has so far received a lukewarm response.
    
Baucus said developments may change what Congress is asked to vote on.
    
Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has not said how he might vote.
    
Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines said after an hour-long telephone town hall on Monday that he will oppose military action in Syria.