Conflict in Syria Forces Senator Kaine to Cancel UVA Visit
The potential for American military action in Syria is forcing Virginia senator Tim Kaine to cancel a visit to Charlottesville.
Kaine was scheduled to speak Tuesday at University of Virginia's Batten School of Leadership to discuss the War Powers Resolution. Kaine is calling for changes to that resolution to more clearly outline how the president consults Congress before authorizing military action.
UVA says Kaine is stuck in committee meetings in Washington after President Obama's announcement this weekend to seek Congress's approval for a U.S. strike in Syria.
In a statement on his website, Kaine says the president's decision will "provide a political consensus that our service members must be able to rely on."
UVA says it is working to reschedule Kaine's visit for later this semester.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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